A close-up of Prince Shotoku in a mural

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Prince Shōtoku was a semi-legendary figure in Japanese history. In addition to his role in the spread of Buddhism to Japan in the 7th century CE, Prince Shōtoku is also remembered for his contributions to the development of Japanese culture and governance, including the creation of Japan’s first constitution. In Read more…

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An Accessible Owl Cafe in Japan

Animal cafes are a perfect quiet time-out from busy Tokyo. Justin recently visited an owl cafe near Asakusa’s Sensoji that is very accessible and the host was very welcoming.

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Justin's mother holding an owl. It is perched on her finger. She is wearing a protective glove.

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