Roaming Kyoto Chapter 2 October 25th 2009 Two little things about Kyoto that annoy me.
First, I still haven't finished writing about my visit there two weeks ago, and now another amazing time we have this week that I need to package into a journal.
Second, even though my Kyoto visits are always short and the number of my Kyoto photos are only fractions of all photos on a blog entry, they almost occupy my entire first page photo display ... read more
Asia » Japan 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