Categories
Japanese History

What does Chōfu mean? (Part Deux)

調布の玉川Chōfu no Tamagawa (a reference to cloth production and dyeing on the Tama River) In reference to my article entitled Setagaya and its Freaky Horse Fetish, I was going to name this article The Tama River Basin and its Freaky Cloth Fetish, but as it turns out the fetish isn’t as freaky as Setagaya and […]

Categories
Japanese History

What does Chōfu mean? (Part One)

Chōfu is a suburb west of the 23 Wards that is home to many historical treasures. It’s best known as the hometown of Kondō Isami, leader of the Shinsengumi.