Bakuroyokoyamacho! Bakuroyokoyamacho! Bakuroyokoyamacho! Say it three times and the ghost of Tokugawa Ienari will appear. Continue reading What does Bakuro-Yokoyama-cho mean?
Today’s place name is Kyobashi. It means “bridge to the capital.” Was that Edo or Kyoto? More importantly, this bridge is a testament to Japanese engineering. It’s final incarnation was completed one year before the Great Kanto Earthquake leveled Tokyo in 1923 but the bridge survived. It also survived WWII. But it didn’t survive modern progress in Tokyo…. Let’s learn more! Continue reading Why is Kyōbashi called Kyōbashi?
What does Hatchōbori mean? It’s not an 8 city moat, by the way. Continue reading Why is Hatchōbori called Hatchōbori