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Matchiya style house in Kyoto.  
   

Matchiya style house in Kyoto.

One morning in Tokyo - on the way to work.

October 14th 2009
I wake up exactly at 6:20 each morning and take a quick shower. I don’t have breakfast. When I walk out the door, the crows have the city and there are not so many people around. Without the people Tokyo is a different place, more transparent and breathable. But when the 'black suits' come out, they change everything taking over from the crows who are almost done scavenging the garbage. I us ... 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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