Japan becoming irrelevant on the economic world stage
Economy: Yen is the currency of Japan. One yen is worth 0.010 of U.S. dollar. On the single yen is a man named Ninomiya Kinjiro(1787-1856), he was a leader in Japanese agriculture. He represents a symbol of hard work and perseverance.
Japanese Garden--Portland, Oregon. "Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon." Visit http://japanesegarden.com/. Should I ever travel through Oregon
Hinanotsurushi Kazari – Hanging Dolls of Inatori. At the end of February and the first days of March every year, all Japanese families with daughters put out the traditional “hinaningyo“, to celebrate the little girl’s day and to make sure they are set up to be happily married sometime in the future. The saying goes that if you leave the dolls out too long (past the third of March) your daughter risks getting married late as well.
Since ancient times Japanese have been marking certain trees as sacred by a rope of straw. Why? Because these trees stand pars pro toto for all trees. All trees are sacred. See G. Nitschke’s From Shinto to Ando, Academy Editions, 1995.