We fittin’ to get deeeeeeep in the history of this city. Continue reading Yamanote Line: Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, & Uguisudani
Today we’ll look at the grave of the 13th shōgun, Tokugawa Iesada, and his dutiful wife, Atsu-hime (also known as Tenshōin. Continue reading Onkyoin
Tokugawa Ienari is my favorite shogun. Dude as a straight up player. Watch and learn, children. Continue reading Bunkyoin
Tokugawa Ieharu, the lovable but forgettable 10th shogun. Continue reading Shunmyoin
Tokugawa Yoshimune is considered one of the greatest shoguns of Edo Bakufu. He initiated financial reforms that most likely made writing the rest of this series on Tokugawa shogun graves infinitely easier. Just as they re-used existing sites, I can re-use existing blogs. Awwwww yeah. Continue reading Yutokuin
Last time, I wrote about the 4th shogun, Tokugawa Ietsuna. Today let’s look at the grave of his younger brother, the much more famous Tokugawa Tsunayoshi – the so-called Dog Shogun. If you’ve been to Ueno Park, you may have seen the gate to his tomb. It’s much better preserved that Ietsuna’s and a little more centrally located… kinda. Continue reading Eikyuin
Most people think that all that remains of Tokugawa Ietsuna’s grave is a small gate in Ueno Park.
They are wrong.
And I’ve got the pictures to prove it. Continue reading Gen’yuin