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Shinagawa Station – Then and Now

Shinagawa Station in History I haven’t updated in a while, so please accept my apologies. I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment but there is an article in the works. That said, an idea came to me while on the shitter thinking about Edo Bay vs. Tōkyō Bay (as one does). So […]

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A Visit to the Omori Kaizuka

大森貝塚Ōmori Kaizuka  (Omori Shell Mound) The other day I wrote about Ōmori and I mentioned that there was a paleolithic trash dump there that was the first archaeological dig in Japan. I had a little free time so I decided to check it out and take some pictures for the site. Actually, it was a lot […]

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What does Omori mean?

What do you get when you mix seaweed, archaeology, paleolithic pottery, and an execution ground on beachfront property? Ōmori!!!

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Edo Execution Ground Spectacular! Japanese History

Suzugamori Execution Ground

As one of the most popular “Haunted Spots” of Tokyo, Suzugamori will not disappoint. Most of the “creative executions” happened here. If you visit, you won’t be disappointed.

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What does Ōta mean?

Today’s Place Name is a quickie. And a reader suggestion. Is the Ōta Ward connected with Ōta Dōkan? Let’s find out “Why Ōta is called Ōta?”