Continuing with our 11th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line. Continue reading Ōedo Line: Morishita
Last time we talked about Morishita. Well, the ying to Morishita’s yang is Kiyosumi-Shirakawa. Continue reading What does Kiyosumi-Shirakawa mean?
Today’s is a tale of castles, slums, soy sauce, global business, and beautiful gardens. Put down your beer goggles and strap-on and prepare to learn about Morishita!! Continue reading What does Morishita mean?
It’s the last day of GW!
If you’re curious about what happened to real estate in the early Meiji years, I’ve got some pretty amazing pictures for you in this one. Today’s topic is Marunouchi and the so-called Daimyo Alley, the high-walled, moated, garden filled area of upper residences of the most elite daimyo. Today the area is filled with the skyscrapers of some of Japan’s wealthiest and most powerful companies.
Oh and just a heads up, this is good week for JapanThis. We’re finally at 100 members on Facebook. This week’s topics are Marunouchi, Shiodome, Shakujii, Nerima and a quick book review. Continue reading What does Marunouchi mean?