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Tsukiji

Sushi for breakfast. This spread cost around USD30. Back row left to right: otoro (tuna), kanpachi (amber jack), another otoro, tamago (egg), ebi (prawn), uni (sea urchin), and ikura (salmon eggs). Front row, left to right: some kind of clam, kani (crab), and anago (saltwater eel).
Springtime in Tokyo

March 25th 2018
After departing Koyasan, we made our way to Nagoya by a combination of bus, rapid train, subway and then shinkansen. We got in to Nagoya in the late afternoon. Jeff was scheduled to fly home from Nagoya the next evening, and I was scheduled to fly home from Tokyo Haneda a few hours before him. My plan was to fly from Nagoya to Haneda, spend a few hours in Tokyo, and then depart from Haneda. Jef ... 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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