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Japanese History

What does Ginza mean?

Today Ginza is the center of fashion and luxury brands in Japan, but its origin is quite humble and its fame grew over the centuries.

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Japanese History

What does Aomonoyokochō mean?

Exploring one neighborhood in Japan’s largest medieval post town.

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Japanese History

What does Shimbamba mean?

Let’s explore the old Tōkaidō road on the outskirts of Edo.

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Japanese History

What does Tachiaigawa mean?

A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.

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Japanese History

What does Shiogama mean?

In the spring, I happened upon a shrine that was almost in ruins. I finally got around to researching and it found it the shrine has a fascinating history!

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Roppongi

Continuing with our 21st installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Kuramae

Continuing with our 9th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Shinjuku Nishiguchi

Continuing with our 2nd installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese Castles Japanese History

What does Mishuku mean?

What does Mishuku mean? It looks like “three post towns,” but linguists think it originally meant “the place where water abounds.”

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#rivered Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Arakawa River

Rivers, dead prostitutes, executions, class discrimination, drainage ditches, and naming conventions. This article’s got it all!