People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts.
内幸町Uchisaiwai-chō (Inner Happy Town; as in the inner part of Happy Town, not inner happiness) Quick Etymology Uchisaiwachō derives from Edo Castle’s 幸橋 Saiwai-bashi Saiwai Bridge, which was protected by a fortified gate. 内 uchi means inside. Therefore, Uchisaiwai-chō means “town inside Saiwai Gate.” The meaning was lost when the gate and bridge were torn […]
Today let’s look at Kitami, a place name closely related to Edo.
What does Mishuku mean? It looks like “three post towns,” but linguists think it originally meant “the place where water abounds.”
The story of the Kanda River is a story as old as Edo itself. It is part and parcel of the evolution of the city.
Sometimes called the biggest river in Japan, though it’s actually not, this unruly river unites much of the Kanto area.
It’s sounds inaka, but so does your mom.
Ota Dokan did it! Well, in this case, he probably did. Let’s get it on.
Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!
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