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:
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Asia » Japan » Yamaguchi » Yamaguchi 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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