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Japanese History

What does Shiogama mean?

In the spring, I happened upon a shrine that was almost in ruins. I finally got around to researching and it found it the shrine has a fascinating history!

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Shiodome

Continuing with our 17th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

What does Shiba mean?

Taking a break from the Toshima Clan’s lands, we’ll move back into solidly Tokugawa territory. This will set up a 16 part series that will begin next week. So let’s find out what “Shiba” means in Japanese.

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Why is Shiodome called Shiodome?

What do you get when you mix a monorail with skyscapers, a stunning view of the bay, an old train station and edo period gardens? Shiodome! Let’s find out about the mysterious origins of the place name and dramatic history of the area.