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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani

We fittin’ to get deeeeeeep in the history of this city.

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What does Dokanyama mean?

Ota Dokan did it! Well, in this case, he probably did. Let’s get it on.

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Japanese History Travel in Japan

What does Sendagi mean?

Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!

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The Grave of Tokugawa Yoshinobu

The shogunate is finished… that’s not sad to me. The sad thing is closing out this chapter on a subject that is so personal to me. I also love Yoshinobu because after a hundred years of 微妙 shoguns, we got a guy who represented his era and his pedigree exceptionally. Until the bitter end, Yoshinobu was an aristocrat, but in a time of crisis he took the challenge and helped to save the shogun family line persist until the present day.

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Japanese History

Why is Nippori called Nippori?

Nippori… it almost sounds like Nipply…