Yoshiwara: the Glittering World of the Japanese Courtesan by Cecilia Segawa Seigle is a great social history of Edo’s pleasure quarters.
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.
Exploring one neighborhood in Japan’s largest medieval post town.
A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.
Once a place for pilgrims to make a brief pit stop, today Sangenjaya is a hot spot for eating and drinking.
Suijin is a reference to the god of the Sumida River. This bridge replaced a famous ferry crossing immortalized in ukiyo-e by Hiroshige.
Azumabashi is one of the biggest tourist spots in Tokyo. The bridge is named after a little known shrine.