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
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