Izu-no-Chohachi Museum

The Izu-no-Chohachi museum features the art of a locally born commoner who gained much fame during the early 18th century. The media he used in his art form was stucco (漆喰 shikkui) using a special formula that included seaweed mixed into the lime thus enabling the stucco to provide great detail while sticking to vertical surfaces. The stucco was ap

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Navigating Japan: let's make it simple!

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Getting around in Japan can initially be very confounding especially when you see signs everywhere in written in Kanji. But not all is lost.

Actually once you get into the swing of things, you will find getting lost can be difficult, which takes a lot of the fun and excitement out of the picture.

All you need are a few tools and you are ready to go.
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