Friday, October 10, 2008

Card #6, Turning Japanese

The sender of this postcard, user jennica, comes from Hamamatsu City in Japan. This city, which I had never heard of before, is the location of the headquarters for Suzuki and Yamaha, and the founding city of Honda. It would seem that it is a fairly industrial city. Hamamatsu Castle is located here, which was built by Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa at the beginning of the Edo Period in the 16th century. Over 800,000 people live there. This postcard actually shows Nakagawa Village in the Nagano region of Japan. This village has a population of about 5000. I received this card on September 13 after a journey of 5 days.

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