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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Kuramae

Continuing with our 9th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Sumida River

隅田川Sumidagawa (literally, “corner river,” but actually no known meaning) First a quick note.WordPress isn’t handling footnotes correctly anymore.Not sure why.You’ll have to manually scroll to the end of the article to read them. Sorry about that. I’ve been told by Japanese people that “Japan is a country of water.” The idea being that there’s literally […]

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Japanese History

What does Kuramae mean?

Today’s etymology is super easy, but it touches on a fascinating aspect of Edo Period culture and economics. Check it out, y’all.