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Japanese History

What does Tachiaigawa mean?

A neighborhood in Tōkyō forgotten by time, but cool af.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Hongō San-chōme

Continuing with our 7th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

What does Omori mean?

What do you get when you mix seaweed, archaeology, paleolithic pottery, and an execution ground on beachfront property? Ōmori!!!

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Edo Execution Ground Spectacular! Japanese History

Suzugamori Execution Ground

As one of the most popular “Haunted Spots” of Tokyo, Suzugamori will not disappoint. Most of the “creative executions” happened here. If you visit, you won’t be disappointed.

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Edo Execution Ground Spectacular! Haunted Tokyo Japanese History

Edo Execution Ground Spectacular!!!

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.

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Japanese History

Conflag Hag – How Fires Shaped the Face of Edo and Tokyo

Major fires (conflagrations) have changed the organization and look of Tokyo, Japan. Today let’s look at some of the major disasters that made Tokyo what it is today!