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Back of japan podcast #11 - Irish Rock and Some Green Stones

Top o' the mornin' to ya's, Back Lovers!

Not only has Spring sprung, but St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, which means lots of green socks, green beer and the pastoral sounds of Irish folk-rock band, The Pogues.

Keeping on the theme of green, we dig deep into the history of jade in Japan and Niigata's key role in its production, especially in the coastal city of Itoigawa. It's a winding tale filled with princesses, police and plenty of tectonic shifts.

Do some spring cleaning, put away that winter coat and enjoy a pint or two this this fine season. Happy St. Patrick's Day 🍀🐉

https://en.unesco.org/global-geoparks/itoigawa