Today Ginza is the center of fashion and luxury brands in Japan, but its origin is quite humble and its fame grew over the centuries.
What do foxes and subways have in common?
Exploring one neighborhood in Japan’s largest medieval post town.
A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.
Honjo began as one of Edo’s elite areas but soon developed a rich commoner culture. By the Shōwa Period it was a polluted flophouse on a filthy river.
Today we’re looking at one of Tōkyō’s best kept secrets. It seems like Asakusa’s boring cousin, but the town is steeped in the history of Edo-Tōkyō.
Continuing with our 20th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
A staple of modern Japan cuisine began in the heart of Edo on an island most Tōkyōites have never heard of!
田端Tabata (on the edge of the field) First Let’s Start with the Kanji, Shall We? 田ta rice paddy 端hata edge, boundary, beside, close to This is a place name found all over Japan, with reading variations. It’s also a family name found all over Japan… yes, also with reading variations[i]. And despite sounding really backwatery […]
Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!