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Japanese History

What does Hatsudai mean?

The women of Edo Castle are often a mystery to us. Let’s see what we can learn about one special woman, Lady Hatsudai.

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Japanese History

What does Shinanomachi mean?

In Tokyo’s most crowded ward, there’s a place only 900 people live. Shinanomachi is an EPIC place name.

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Japanese History

Nijubashi – Tokyo’s Most Famous Bridge

Today we’ll look at a case of mistaken identity! The so-called “Double Bridge” that isn’t actually a “double bridge.” If you’ve ever been to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo or looked at a Tokyo guidebook, you’ve seen this bridge.