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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave

Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Myth – the most important Japanese legend.

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Japanese History Japanese Mythology Japanese Shrines & Temples

Japanese Cosmology

Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese Mythology

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Japanese History

What does Tennōzu Isle mean?

A rags to riches story. From sandbar to waterfront boardwalk. What does Tennoze Isle mean?

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples

What does Inaricho mean?

What do foxes and subways have in common?

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Haunted Tokyo Japanese History

What does Meotobashi mean?

Lovers and human sacrifice?

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Japanese History

What does Setagaya mean?

Setagaya may not be the most exciting place in the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, but it’s no slouch. Famous for its inaccessibility, it offers affordable housing and… the Ii Clan’s Funerary Temple in Edo.

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Japanese History

What does Shakujii mean?

Shakujii Park is a famous park in Tokyo, but do you know it’s dirty little secret?