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Takayama - Shirakawaga - Kanazawa

April 7th 2006
Shirakawago, also in the remote mountain region, is known for Gassho-zukuri ("praying hands") Houses. They say the roof shape is that of praying hands. It is shaped like this to withstand heavy snow and shed water quickly so that the straw does not rot. ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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