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Har Har, Matey, She Be a Fine Ship!

Cruising in Style on the Sea of Japan (Otaru~Maizuru)

March 23rd 2002
新日本海フェリー(小樽~舞鶴) Okay, maybe you can call it "style" in the poor backpacker college student sense. But I still look back on this particular trip as the pinnacle of my travels. My photographer friend Kaz whom I'd met in Alaska was down in Shiga Prefecture visiting his family and invited me to hang with him and his girlfriend on a literary tour of Kansai. Of cours ... read more
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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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