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Tatsumaki Jigoku, Beppu  
   

Tatsumaki Jigoku, Beppu

"Tornado Hell", this one is in fact a geyser which spouts every 35 minutes or so
The Volcanic Island of Kyushu

August 5th 2018
Dear All Greetings from the volcanic island of Kyushu. Well, actually, I believe all islands of Japan are very much volcanic, but Kyushu, in the south-western corner of the country, and particularly Beppu, where I’m at now, seems more so than elsewhere. Japan’s most active volcano, Sakurajima, just opposite the city of Kagoshima, in the far south of Kyushu, has been spewing ash ever since 1 ... read more
Asia » Japan » Oita » Beppu

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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