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Kura – All About Kura – Japan’s Traditional Storehouses

A common sight in both the city and country, earthen storehouses called “kura” are a quintessential part of the Japanese architectural landscape.

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What does Kanda mean? (part two)

Follow up to the last article on Kanda & Kanda Shrine.

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What does Kanda mean?

People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts.

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300th Article Anniversary!

I remember when I 0 readers. Thanks for all your support! We’ve made it to 300 articles on #etymology and #JapanHistory. Unbelievable.

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Yamanote Line: Meguro and Ebisu

The term “yamanote” is synonymous with “upscale” and both Meguro and Ebisu fit that description.

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Yamanote Line Extravaganza (intro)

My long overdue exploration of Tōkyō via the Yamanote Line begins here. I hope you’ll stick around for the whole series!

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What does Harajuku mean?

#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.

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I Have a Huge Announcement!

There’s a new service specializing in tourism for Japanese History. It may include beer! Help me spread the word, guys!

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Ōedo Line: Kachidoki

Continuing with our 15th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Ōedo Line: Tsukishima

Continuing with our 14th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.