The Sakura Trail April 8th 2006 With the cherry blossoms in bloom and the weather warm and sunny, we decided to take the coastal road south to the small historical city of Hagi in the neighbouring prefecture of Yamaguchi. There was much civil unrest back in the 1850s - possibly on account of barking dogs and directionally-impaired taxi drivers - and the samurai, along with peasants and ill-tempered koi fish, overthrew the ruling ... read more
Asia » Japan » Yamaguchi » Hagi 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
The Japanese adventure is over. We've moved back to Canada and have settled into new jobs, a new home, and a new chapter in our lives. How long will this last? Who knows...
Current profile photo taken at Chih-Shan Garden, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
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