A common sight in both the city and country, earthen storehouses called “kura” are a quintessential part of the Japanese architectural landscape. Continue reading Kura – All About Kura – Japan’s Traditional Storehouses
Follow up to the last article on Kanda & Kanda Shrine. Continue reading What does Kanda mean? (part two)
People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts. Continue reading What does Kanda mean?
I remember when I 0 readers. Thanks for all your support! We’ve made it to 300 articles on #etymology and #JapanHistory. Unbelievable. Continue reading 300th Article Anniversary!
The term “yamanote” is synonymous with “upscale” and both Meguro and Ebisu fit that description. Continue reading Yamanote Line: Meguro and Ebisu
My long overdue exploration of Tōkyō via the Yamanote Line begins here. I hope you’ll stick around for the whole series! Continue reading Yamanote Line Extravaganza (intro)
#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. Continue reading What does Harajuku mean?
There’s a new service specializing in tourism for Japanese History. It may include beer! Help me spread the word, guys! Continue reading I Have a Huge Announcement!
Continuing with our 15th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line. Continue reading Ōedo Line: Kachidoki
Continuing with our 14th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line. Continue reading Ōedo Line: Tsukishima