Monthly Archives: December 2010

Japan invites you.

There are few countries and cultures that have had an effect on the entire world. Sure there are the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese and the Europeans during the age of exploration and colonization; but these … Continue reading

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I took Mother Nature to Japan

I grew up with Mother Nature. Well, maybe not THE Mother Nature, but it sure seemed like my mother was – and continues to be – some corporeal manifestation of Mother Nature. As a kid growing up in the countryside … Continue reading

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Slippers on – slippers off, Chanting for your breakfast..

When I was researching the Japan “research trip” I stumbled upon Mount Koya, or Koyasan, and came across the following entry in wikitravel : About half of the over 120 temples in town offer lodging for pilgrims, known as shukubo, in Japanese. … Continue reading

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