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Island of Dragonflies

Aug 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“What a splendid land is this Yamato, our precious island of dragonflies” Dragonflies are a beloved symbol of summer in Japan and the words above are credited to¬† Emperor Jomei who ruled the Yamato (a province in ancient Japan) imperial court from 629 -641 and are included in the Manyoshu, the “Collection of Ten Thousand […]