Tokyo miscellany and to Akita May 28th 2013 Be aware that I have added some more pix to the previous entry for Tokyo so you might want to look there.
And as there are no snaps of Akita, there are some leftovers from Tokyo to complete the picture.
I am now in Akita on the NW coast of Honshu arrived today on the Komachi 35 shinkansen from Tokyo – just over 4 hrs to do 660km odd. The train splits at Morioka – where I stayed a night on my ... read more
Asia » Japan » Akita 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