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On the Bridge from Gobo to Shioya  
   

On the Bridge from Gobo to Shioya

Looking away from ocean, which can be seen in the distance from the bridge.
Visiting Obachan's Grave in Minami Shioya

March 20th 2014
Spring Equinox, A Day to Visit Graves March 20, 2014 So this official holiday actually takes place on the twenty-first, but I decided to make my trip to Wakayama to visit Obachan’s gave today since Ellen has the day off tomorrow for the holiday. Leaving Kure at 5:00 in the morning, I got to Gobo, the nearest JR station at 10:44, after taking the shinkansen to Osaka and an ex ... 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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