Toilet Time and Other Unmentionables April 5th 2018 Mmmm, jumping in where some might fear to tread. When was the last time I wrote about toilet happenings, bathing techniques and walking around naked? Ahhh, never.
But this is Japan, where the customs around body care are gentle and somehow elevate the necessary to the level of ritual.
Our last few stops have been in the mountains, where hot springs are common.
Several places we stop ... read more
Asia » Japan » Nagano 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