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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Rivers of Edo-Tokyo

More rivers than you can shake a stick at!
You know, if you’re into that sort of thing…

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Japanese History

What does Kasai mean?

Kasai seems like a place name, and the term is used, but in Tokyo, there actually isn’t any real area named Kasai. Yet, the name is very ancient. So, say hello to my little friend, Kasai.

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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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Japan Japanese Holidays Travel in Japan

Edo River Fireworks

Summer in Japan means matsuri (festivals), hanabi (fireworks), and fuzoku (prostitution). Today we’ll look at the first two!