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Japanese History

What does Kitami mean?

Today let’s look at Kitami, a place name closely related to Edo.

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Japanese History

What does Toshima mean?

Ota Dokan again?

Yes. Since I talked about Shakujii and Nerima last week, this week I’ve decided to hit the next most closely related topics; Toshima, Kita, and Itabashi. By Wednesday… and with the help of a simple map, you’ll probably see what’s going on here clearly.

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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?