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Japanese History

What does Ōsaki mean?

Osaki is located on the Yamanote Line between Gotanda and Shinagawa… and that’s pretty much all I can say about the area.

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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Edo River

Soy sauce, sweet rice vinegar, Disneyland, oh my! The Edo River has it all! Plus fireworks!

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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Tama River

The Tama RIver is another river associated with the Edo Period, but in reality, it's history goes back much further…

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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Tone River

Sometimes called the biggest river in Japan, though it’s actually not, this unruly river unites much of the Kanto area.

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Japanese History

What does Hikifune mean?

Recently, we’ve looked at a few places in Sumida and Katsushika. Today let’s learn about the river that linked these two places together and what happened to that river.

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Japanese History

What does Katsushika mean?

Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward and Saitama’s Kita-Katsushika and Minami Katsushika Districts derive their names from the pre-modern Katsushika District of Shimōsa Province, but where did the ancient name come from?

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Japan This Lite Japanese History

10 Random Quickies – Japan This Lite

10 Quick Questions From Readers!
(Still took 2 days to write… lol)

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Japanese History

What does Musashi mean?

Musashi was an old Japanese province, however the name is still with us today.