We all love hanami and sakura, but where did it all start? Let’s take a look at the history of hanami.
Almost at the end of our loop around Tōkyō so it’s about time we get to Tōkyō Station.
I reviewed the 2006 book “Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective” which is a collection of articles exploring the urban geography, architecture, and projection of Kyōto & Edo-Tōkyō.
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 […]
Continuing with our 29th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō
Continuing with our 14th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
Wanna read a book about how Edo became Tokyo? This one might be for you!
Thanks to all of you, let’s keep this YOU KNOW YOU’VE BEEN IN EDO TOO LONG thing going!!!
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Nobody ever thinks about the etymology airport names. Be one of the few chosen ones!