Monday, January 21, 2008

Arai Barrier Ruins...and museum...

Signing on the guest list...

The old well...

No cameras po sa loob ng museum...dahil nga siguro na maaring makasira ang mga flashes nito sa mga iniingatang manuscripts doon na more than 300 years pa nag exist. Dito sa barrier na ito kailangan dumaan ang sinumang papasok sa Shizouka prefecture. Prefecture was adopted under the Manchu Empire. Today these are usually translated as "provinces".

From Wikipedia:
In reference to the Japanese system of administrative subdivisions, prefecture is used as the translation for todōfuken (都道府県). The system of local government in Japan consists of two classes: prefectures as the large-area local governing units and municipalities as the basic local-level governing units. In Asian practice, the administrative segregation of a country or unified nation-state is usually trifold: the state, large-area local governing units, and basic local-level governing units; Japan follows this pattern.
Japan is divided into 47 prefectures, and each is further divided into municipalities. These prefectures and municipalities neither overlap geographically nor leave any area uncovered; all residents of Japan are therefore residents of one municipality and one prefecture. The prefecture plays a sufficiently large role in personal identity that Japanese introducing themselves abroad often mention their prefecture of origin as well as (or instead of) their municipality.

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Please be nice... :D