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.
This may be the closest you get to experiencing a real daimyo garden in Edo.
Went a little long on this on… sorry about that. But I love Tokyo. I wanted to explore the forgotten side…
Today we’ll learn about a shitamachi place name that has disappeared. We’ll also learn how it’s important to pay attention to what reading of kanji is being used.
Have you ever seen the old American TV series “Shogun?”
Or have you ever imagined what it would be like if you, a foreigner, were a samurai in feudal Japan?
Not much to say on the topic of Toshogu (and to some degree, Taiyuin) because so much has already been said. The real meat of this series will be in the shrines that we can’t see today.