What does Ōkubo mean? Samurai and guns – woo hoo!
Continuing with our 8th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
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Today let’s look at Kitami, a place name closely related to Edo.
Today’s etymology is super easy, but it touches on a fascinating aspect of Edo Period culture and economics. Check it out, y’all.
Today, I’d like to answer a few readers questions in one post. In short, how can I get an overview of Japanese History? I’m also going to recommend a few online sources that will help you broaden your understanding of Japanese history and culture.
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Have you ever seen the old American TV series “Shogun?”
Or have you ever imagined what it would be like if you, a foreigner, were a samurai in feudal Japan?
Between Ueno and Akihabara there is Okachimachi. Awwwwwww yeah.
Takadanobaba is a long-ass name. A long-ass SAMURAI name. Let’s find out what the hell Takadanobaba means.
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