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Stopping at one of the small, uninhabited places of worship along the trail. The door was open for anybody to pray.
Empty Pockets, But a Full Stomach

October 31st 2006
Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan and also the island that my much smaller island of Yuge is considered to be part of, isn’t usually a destination of the average tourist because there aren’t many famous places to visit on the island. However, the one thing about the island that will be mentioned in any tourist guide to Japan is the famous Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. This is Japa ... read more
Asia » Japan » Ehime » Ochi » Kamijima

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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