Sakura Season, the Onomichi Trip, and the Return Home April 7th 2014 <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">Sakura Season, the Onomichi Trip, and the Return Home
Well, I returned from Japan on Tuesday, April 1, and have been meaning to finish up the blog with one last post. It’s a bit late, but here it is now.
Towards the end of my last week in Japan, the cherry blossoms came out, and so I was able to do some flower viewing. The pink ume bl ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Onomichi 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