Amaterasu and the Rock Cave Myth – the most important Japanese legend.
What does it all mean? This is my in depth breakdown of the Japanese Creation Myth.
Japanese mythology is confusing, but let’s break down in easy, bite-sized parts and start at the beginning of everything.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Japanese Mythology
What do foxes and subways have in common?
Lovers and human sacrifice?
People have been asking for this one since 2013. I finally did it in 2 parts.
王子Ōji (imperial prince, but more at “a kami divided from another kami”) Ōji – A Princely Namesake… or Something Like That… To modern eyes, this place name means “prince.” In a very general sense, it could be understood as a son of a king or emperor. In this case, it most likely isn’t a reference […]
Recently, we’ve been exploring the Sumida River area. Today I decided to write about an obscure shrine with a fascinating history.
Want to announce your pregnancy the sneaky Tokyo way? This is the article for you.
Nobody ever thinks about the etymology airport names. Be one of the few chosen ones!
I hope I don’t lose readers for this series… but here we go. A 4 part series on the 3 execution grounds of Edo. It’s gory, depressing, spooky and fascinating.
Today I’m starting a 16 part series describing the graves of all 15 Tokugawa shoguns. If you’re planning to travel to Japan, and Tokyo in particular, you might want to consider visiting these spots. Unfortunately, there isn’t much left to see in Tokyo, but what is remaining is intriguing!
My 100th post! And I couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!!
Today we’re talking about an area steeped in the spirit of the old Low Town of Edo. Shitamachi, shrines, temples, sumo and Meiji Government being douchey (surprise surprise). Today’s Tokyo place name is Monzen-Nakacho.
Shakujii Park is a famous park in Tokyo, but do you know it’s dirty little secret?