The women of Edo Castle are often a mystery to us. Let’s see what we can learn about one special woman, Lady Hatsudai. Continue reading What does Hatsudai mean?
Continuing with our 29th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō Continue reading Ōedo Line: Toshimaen
Today let’s look at Kitami, a place name closely related to Edo. Continue reading What does Kitami mean?
There are a cluster of places names related to horses in Setagaya and I want to get to the bottom of it! Continue reading Setagaya and its Freaky Horse Fetish
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. Continue reading The Kanda River
Ota Dokan did it! Well, in this case, he probably did. Let’s get it on. Continue reading What does Dokanyama mean?
Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream! Continue reading What does Sendagi mean?
Today’s topic was a reader request. But to be honest, I’ve been wanting to write about this place for a while. Continue reading What does Sendagaya mean?
Went a little long on this on… sorry about that. But I love Tokyo. I wanted to explore the forgotten side… Continue reading What does Edo mean?
Kichijōji, one of the coolest towns in Tokyo looks like a temple name. But if you go to Kichijōji, you won’t find any temples by that name. Today, we’ll find out why there is not temple in Kichijōji called Kichijō-ji. Are you ready to rock? Continue reading What does Kichijoji mean?