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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Hamamatsu-chō and Tamachi

Today we reach the last 2 stations, Hamamatsu-chō & Tamachi.

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Japan Book Reviews Japanese History

Book Review – Samurai Revolution

Hillsborough’s books have been “gateway drugs” into the Bakumatsu for many people, including myself. Here he takes a long form scholarly approach and nails it.

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Japanese History

What does Tamachi mean?

It’s sounds inaka, but so does your mom.

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Japanese History

What does Sendagaya mean?

Today’s topic was a reader request. But to be honest, I’ve been wanting to write about this place for a while.

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples Tokugawa Shogun Graves Travel in Japan

Gen’yu-in・the Grave of Tokugawa Ietsuna

Most people think that all that remains of Tokugawa Ietsuna’s grave is a small gate in Ueno Park.
They are wrong.
And I’ve got the pictures to prove it.