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Danny listening to the audio guide and checking out the architecture at the entrance gate to Ninomaru Palace  
   

Danny listening to the audio guide and checking out the architecture at the entrance gate to Ninomaru Palace

Careful, the floor sings

April 7th 2016
The heavens opened today and it poured, washing many fragile cherry blossom petals into the gutters. I think we may have had the best of the season though there will still be some blooms around and it is expected to clear tomorrow. Limited to inside activities, we had a slow start and a short day - a good rest for Deborah's foot and Danny's back. We visited the Ninomaru Palace at Nijo-jo Cas ... 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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