Apr 20, 2022 • 38M
The Wild West Outpost of Japan’s Isolationist Era
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For two centuries, an extreme protectionist policy barred foreigners from setting foot inside Japan — except for one tiny island, a cramped cultural crossroads where anything could, and did, happen.
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