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Lanterns at Kyoto Markets  
   

Lanterns at Kyoto Markets

Sayonara Japan

May 22nd 2005
With a touch of sadness we leave Japan. Our entire family feels enriched to have experienced the land, people and culture of the rising sun. We couldn't resist sharing a few last photos with you. Our next adventure is Thailand, the land of smiles. ... 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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