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... main and second compound at the centre. The palace covered an area of 12,000 sq.mts and functioned both as the daimyo's residence and the seat of government.
The arrival of Commodore Perry in 1853 saw the abolition of the Shogunate in 1867. It marked the end of the age of the samurai that had begun some 800 years earlier in the Kamakura period.
During WWII, the castle was used as a military garrison and some 10,000 lost ...
... town called Arashiyama which is to the west of Kyoto. Famous for its Giant Bamboo Grove and rural street scapes dotted with shrines and temples. We took the opportunity to give the legs a break from walking and hired bikes to get around. Riding through local streets visiting shrines and temples was quite relaxing and a nice change from our busy schedule over the past few days.
... significance and intricacies.
Something I learned later on during a tour of another Shinto Shrine is that cleanliness is very important in Shinto religion. At the entrance to all shrines is a small, flowing pool of water in a trough with a number of long sticks with small buckets on the end of them. By tradition, entrants to shrines are requested to wash their hands and mouths before entering a shrine.
After wandering through the shrine, ...
... help achieve a faster victory for the Allies, did the ends justify the means?
I’m not a historian - I don’t have the training to be competently analyse the sources in an impartial manner and I don’t have an in-depth understanding of the context around all the sources – not to mention that the FAQ was home made by someone too close to the issue to be impartial. The booklet did provide and interesting read and was very insightful but it ...
... connection to it. Which is kind of ironic, because one of the reasons we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima was that Secretary of Defense Henry Stimson had spent time in Kyoto and felt a emotional connection to it.
In any case, I feel more at home in Hiroshima. Hiroshima is, first of all, less dingy from afar than other Japanese cities - it looks clean on both ground level and from afar. The people are more outgoing. They talk ...