This is a fantastic book about William Adams/Miura Anjin which aims to tell his story “through Japanese eyes.” A must-read for anyone who wants to live in Japan. Continue reading Book Review – Anjin: The Life & Times of Samurai William Adams
Today Ginza is the center of fashion and luxury brands in Japan, but its origin is quite humble and its fame grew over the centuries. Continue reading What does Ginza mean?
After reading the Rock Cave Myth, let’s explore what scholars say about it. Continue reading Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Explained
Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Myth – the most important Japanese legend. Continue reading Amaterasu and the Rock Cave
What does it all mean? This is my in depth breakdown of the Japanese Creation Myth. Continue reading The Japanese Creation Myth Explained
Japanese mythology is confusing, but let’s break down in easy, bite-sized parts and start at the beginning of everything. Continue reading The Japanese Creation Myth
Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese Mythology Continue reading Japanese Cosmology
The women of Edo Castle are often a mystery to us. Let’s see what we can learn about one special woman, Lady Hatsudai. Continue reading What does Hatsudai mean?
A rags to riches story. From sandbar to waterfront boardwalk. What does Tennoze Isle mean? Continue reading What does Tennōzu Isle mean?
The Miyake clan may not be very famous, but they definitely left their mark on Edo-Tokyo topography. Continue reading What does Miyakezaka mean?