Talk about flogging a dead horse. I found another horse-related place name in Setagaya.. but this time with hookers and blow! Continue reading What does Baji Kōen mean?
My final word on Setagaya for now. But what a long strange trip it’s been!!
Continue reading What does Taishido mean?
Today let’s look at Kitami, a place name closely related to Edo. Continue reading What does Kitami mean?
Mishuku – a place so obscure, I just had to write about it. Continue reading What does Mishuku 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
Once a place for pilgrims to make a brief pit stop, today Sangenjaya is a hot spot for eating and drinking. Continue reading What does Sangenjaya mean?
Does the city name Yōga have anything to do with yoga exercise? Many people believe it does. Continue reading What does Yoga 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. Continue reading What does Setagaya mean?
Hey you! Wants some candy? Get in the car with me and I’ll tell you all about why Shimo-Kitazawa is called Shimo-Kitazawa. Continue reading What does Shimo-Kitazawa mean?
I’ve been writing about Tokyo places names for half a year now and I don’t know why I haven’t written about this one. This was the first origin story I ever heard. Now I’ll share it with you. Continue reading What does Mitaka mean?