The philosopher's path April 8th 2016 Spring rains send arrows
The first cherry petals fall
Know that life is short.
Walking the philosopher's path today has inspired me to begin this entry with an attempt at a haiku. I think the last time I tried to write one was in primary school. The philosopher's path got its name because it was the daily walking route of a Kyoto University philosopher. It is a beautiful cherry-tree-lined ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto 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