Helping out with having fun November 25th 2006 This was an event with Izumo Taisha Elementary kids - officially work, but someone had to do it :-) About half a dozen 'foreigners' were involved in this annual outing, apparently with a different programme each year. ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shimane » Matsue 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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