The term “yamanote” is synonymous with “upscale” and both Meguro and Ebisu fit that description. Continue reading Yamanote Line: Meguro and Ebisu
Sorry for the delay, y’all. I got locked out of my Wordpress account temporarily and I wasn’t able to update quickly so this post is back-dated. Anyways, it’s good to be back in the game. So let’s get down to business, shall we? Continue reading Fukagawa Shichi Fukujin
What’s up with the spelling of Ebisu? (this is part of two) Continue reading What does Yebisu mean?
Did someone say BEER? Crack open a nice cold beer and let’s find out why Ebisu is called Ebisu! Continue reading What does Ebisu mean?
代官山 Daikanyama (Daikan Mountain) First a quick definition. A 代官 daikan was a kind of local magistrate or governor in the Edo Period. There are 2 theories as to why this area is called Daikan Mountain: 1) A daikan‘s residence was located here at some time. 2) The forest mountain here fell under the direct supervision of a daikan. There is insufficient documentation remaining to support one theory over the other. Continue reading Why is Daikanyama called Daikanyama?