"Daddy why are they cutting the fish?" May 4th 2012 Golden Week is a collection of 4 national holidays in a seven day period, starting around the last week of April and ending on the first week of May. April 29 is the Showa emperor's birthday and May 3,4 and 5 are the other 3 national holidays. So for this year, there were 2 consecutive long weekends, 3 and 4 days respectively. Most Japanese people choose to travel this time of the year, us joi ... read more
Asia » Japan » Wakayama 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
Having lived for so long in New York apart from people we know. Now, we want to update our family and friends on our adventures as we now make a life here in Osaka with our son, Akira and daughter, Hannah. Still quite on our own, my family being from the Philippines and Rinka from the Kyushu area.
Blog is the best way to show photos we've taken or actually been in it. I hope you guys enjoy them.
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