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Japanese History

Book Review – Anjin: The Life & Times of Samurai William Adams

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.

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Japanese History

What does Ginza mean?

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.

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Explained

After reading the Rock Cave Myth, let’s explore what scholars say about it.

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Myth – the most important Japanese legend.

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

The Japanese Creation Myth Explained

What does it all mean? This is my in depth breakdown of the Japanese Creation Myth.

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

The Japanese Creation Myth

Japanese mythology is confusing, but let’s break down in easy, bite-sized parts and start at the beginning of everything.

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Japanese Cosmology

Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese Mythology

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Japanese History

What does Hatsudai mean?

The women of Edo Castle are often a mystery to us. Let’s see what we can learn about one special woman, Lady Hatsudai.

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Japanese History

What does Tennōzu Isle mean?

A rags to riches story. From sandbar to waterfront boardwalk. What does Tennoze Isle mean?

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Japanese History

What does Miyakezaka mean?

The Miyake clan may not be very famous, but they definitely left their mark on Edo-Tokyo topography.