It is not a secret that I am smitten with the cultures and traditions of Japan, sometimes to the point of naivety where I tend to ignore the problematic issues of the same. Japan, the country is today one of the most prosperous and technologically advanced nations with hard-working, ethical people who live in a mix of old-time traditions and progressive lifestyles.
I was first introduced to the country via a small but historical town of Nara. The rich history of the city impressed in me a burning desire to delve deeper into this astonishing culture. As I traveled from prefecture to prefecture, this thirst to know more only grew. Hopefully through my rants, I can paint a picture for you to easily understand its people and culture better.