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Mar 21, 2013 - Japan

Ha people I will be teaching you a bout Japan sit back and enjoy the show.Influence from other nations followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military dictatorships shogunatesin the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, which was only ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. Good bye thank you for staing bye.

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Nov 9, 2005 - At the cape point

He slept in this morning - only up at 5.45am - and got the Temple 38 at 8am. He has permission from the priest's wife to stay over tonight o'settai (to come back at 3pm to settle in) ... so decided to do something different today and went for a walk!! Even when I called I could here the bell of his staff ringing (said his body goes berserk if he stops walking)!! Beautiful temple and lovely coast line. Temple rather commercial though. Has developed toothache and a swollen gland in the left armpit - but on the bright side the shin is less...

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Henro on the trail

Nov 8, 2005 - On the way down to 38

Our pilgrim is progressing well. He made it to the cape in almost two days... stopping over last night about 6,5km from Temple 38 at a Henro resting house - that came complete with traditional coal-fired hot tub and huge meal (just when he was totally without food). He had the company of two younger walkers (being the eldest he got to bath first) and enjoyed chatting - but moved to the veranda to sleep to get away from the chain smoking. 46km today.

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Henro on the trail

Nov 6, 2005 - Drowned rat at Temple 37

News from Sunday: Pilgrim Bob is sharing rain with us today - it has been pelting down since yesterday evening. Bob is spread out in a double garage at Temple 37 - hoping that his stuff will dry out. Saturday - Day 20: Bob walked 42km. He visited the Bangai Temple and made his way towards the next temple. His target was a WC marked on the map - and he managed to clambour his way (sometimes on his knees to crawl under bamboo) off a footpath and onto the main road with just enough light to see his way. Within 10 minutes of hitting the road it...

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Henro on the trail



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