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What does Kanda mean?

People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts.

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The Kanda River

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.

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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 Suidōbashi mean?

Suidobashi mean “aqueduct bridge” because in the Edo Period there was a water pump here that allowed two rivers to cross without merging.

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Japanese History

Why is Ochanomizu called Ochanomizu?

Today is a quickie. Ochanomizu – Tea Water. But whose tea water was it? And where did it come from? (Plus some cool before and after pix!!!)