Have you ever been to Shibuya? It’s made of many neighborhoods. Let’s explore! Continue reading What does Udagawacho mean?
This book let’s the art speak for itself and provides commentary (should you want it). The book focuses on the viewing experience. Continue reading Book Review – Hiroshige: 100 Famous Views of Edo
Today we’ll look at a bridge named after the god of the might Sumida River. Continue reading What does Suijin Ōhashi mean?
鮫洲 Samezu (Shark Sandbar) The other day, I took part in an epic history walk from 三田 Mita[i] to 品川宿 Shinagawa-shuku Shinagawa Post Town[ii], the first inn town on the old 東海道 Tōkaidō Tōkai Highway[iii]. The town was the first and last stopping point for millions of travelers coming in and out of Edo-Tōkyō until the invention of trains and automobiles. To be honest, train service didn’t kill off the old lodging town, but it shifted focus more toward the center of 東京市Tōkyō-shi the former Tōkyō City. The old post town, which was really just a long-ass stretch of … Continue reading What does Samezu mean?