Advertisement
« previous next »
I'll toot my own horn, thanks  
   

I'll toot my own horn, thanks

One of the three most outstanding pagodas in Japan, according to our brochure.
The Ancient Capital

July 15th 2006
With a long weekend upon us, Denise and I made the 2-hour drive south to Yamaguchi - Kyoto of the West and Capital City of Lord Ouchi. It's also supposed to be a romantic city, as the word was afforded a very large font on the front of our travel brochure. Also on the cover of our Yamaguchi City Tourism Guide is a poem (possibly a translated haiku) written by Bokusui Wakayama, and it reads: In th ... read more
Asia » Japan » Yamaguchi » Yamaguchi

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
Advertisement
Tot: 0.116s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 17; qc: 89; dbt: 0.0226s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.5mb