What does Mishuku mean? It looks like “three post towns,” but linguists think it originally meant “the place where water abounds.” Continue reading What does Mishuku mean?
The 7th and final installation on my series “RIvers of Edo-Tokyo.” Today I’ll talk about the glorified storm drain called the Meguro River.
Continue reading The Meguro River
More rivers than you can shake a stick at!
You know, if you’re into that sort of thing… Continue reading The Rivers of Edo-Tokyo
Meguro is the name of several postal codes, a river, a handful of bus stops and train stations, and one of the 23 Special Wards of the Tokyo Metropolis. The name means “Black Eyes.” Weird. Continue reading What does Meguro mean?
Was there a connection between the place names for Shinagawa and Takanawa? Let’s find out today. (btw – today’s place names will require a pretty reasonable familiarity with kanji). Continue reading Why are Shinagawa and Takanawa called Shinagawa and Takanawa?