Fish and flowers March 28th 2016 Japan has an art tradition flowers and a culinary tradition of fish - appropriate for an island nation. We are embracing both with enthusiasm.
Last night we are at a hole-in-the-wall noodle bar famous for anchovy ramen - a deep, rich broth that was delicious and warming in this cold weather. This morning we visited Tsukiji Market, the central fish market. The inner market is a working market bu ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo 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