Modern and ancient Japan
It is very difficult to capture the essence of a country in a few web pages - particularly for a country such
as Japan with its long history and unique culture. What we thought might be of interest is to document our
impressions of Japanese life as we travel around Toyko and the Izu Islands. We will be experiencing new
sights and sounds, trying unusual foods, indulging in local customs and meeting a variety of local people.
Rather than incorporating these experiences into our daily journal section, we decided to include them under
the general heading Japanese life. This section will grow as the expedition proceeds so stay tuned!