Egota/Ekota is one of the most contentious place names in Tōkyō. No one agrees on where it comes from. Hell, people can’t even agree on how to pronounce it.
Continuing with our 26th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō
Continuing with our 25th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
Famous for its Tanabata Festival, Asagaya was a literary hub in post-earthquake Tokyo.
The story of the Kanda River is a story as old as Edo itself. It is part and parcel of the evolution of the city.
10 Quick Questions From Readers!
(Still took 2 days to write… lol)
Japanese Top 10 Songs of Summer (part 1) This list is divided into 2 parts. The first part is a little more traditional, or at least songs that you’ll associate with summer because they only are heard in the summer or because they are about the summer. The second half is made of songs I […]
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.
Today we’re gonna take a look at Kōenji, a cool little town in Suginami Ward. We’ll also talk about birds and something called Awa Odori.
Today let’s learn about a street from my old neighborhood called Nabeyokocho!