What does Ōkubo mean? Samurai and guns – woo hoo!
Today we reach the last 2 stations, Hamamatsu-chō & Tamachi.
有楽町Yūraku-chō 新橋Shinbashi Yūraku-chō The area called Yūraku-chō lies in an area that used be a fortified island between the inner and outer moats of Edo Castle. In fact, the elevated train tracks supported by red brick foundations are built on the reclaimed outer moat of Edo Castle. The palaces of the daimyō most closely aligned […]
Almost at the end of our loop around Tōkyō so it’s about time we get to Tōkyō Station.
I somehow made a light piece about Akihabara and Kanda.
#SettingTheStage #Japan #Edo #Tokyo
Take a tour with me of this area, words don’t do it justice.
We fittin’ to get deeeeeeep in the history of this city.
Today we’re going to visit 4 stations on the Yamanote Line. I hope you’ll join me for this whirlwind tour of Edo-Tōkyō!
We’re on an odd stretch of the Yamanote Line today. We’ll see some of the most elite areas and some of the stinkiest.
I’m gonna get some blow back for this one.
Next stop on the Yamanote Line:
All aboard the #YamanoteLine!
#Harajuku, #Yoyogi, #Shinjuku!
Shibuya is a neighborhood that makes a huge impact at first and soon becomes seriously irritating.
I remember when I 0 readers. Thanks for all your support! We’ve made it to 300 articles on #etymology and #JapanHistory. Unbelievable.
The term “yamanote” is synonymous with “upscale” and both Meguro and Ebisu fit that description.
Not the most glamorous stations of the Yamanote Line, but Ōsaki and Gotanda are not without their charms.
First stop on the #YamanoteLine is #Shinagawa Station which used to be on #Tokyo Bay!
Tachikawa is a Tokyo suburb. It’s famous for Rainbow Pool, a former US Air Force Base, and a North Korean school!
#Harajuku means a lot of things to many people, but the area was insignificant until the 1920’s and finally prospered in the post-war years.
There’s a new service specializing in tourism for Japanese History. It may include beer! Help me spread the word, guys!
JapanThis! Where etymology, Japanese history, and James muthafuckin’ Bond collide. Yeah, you read that right.
Nagata-chō is to Japan what Washington DC or Downing Street are to the US and UK. Go #metonym power!
Ōme was far from Edo but today it is one of the most beautiful areas of the Greater Tōkyō Metropolitan Area. It also has a connection to a legendary Kantō samurai hero.
Shinjuku is one of the craziest places in Tokyo. Guess what. It’s ALWAYS been like that!
Goten’yama was one of Edo’s most famous spots for cherry blossom viewing… until it wasn’t.
This area has been inhabited since the late Paleolithic Period.
Osaki is located on the Yamanote Line between Gotanda and Shinagawa… and that’s pretty much all I can say about the area.
In the Edo Period, this area was ocean. Today it’s skyscrapers!
めでてー！めでてー！ Medetē! Medetē! (“Happy happy! Joy joy!” In the Edo Dialect) Happy New Year, everyone! As has become a tradition here at JapanThis!, my first post of the year is a heartfelt ありがとうございます arigatō gozaimasu thank you very much! and a very humble 今年もよろしくお願い申し上げます kotoshi mo yoroshiku o-negai mōshiagemasu I’m hoping for your support this year, […]
This is a collection of scholarly articles exploring the urban geography, architecture, and projection of power in the landscapes of Kyōto, Edo, and Tōkyō. Fantastic for lovers of spatial anthropology.
Umayabashi is not the most famous bridge in Tōkyō by a long shot, but it does have an interesting story and etymology.