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Japanese History Tokyo Rivers

The Edo River

Soy sauce, sweet rice vinegar, Disneyland, oh my! The Edo River has it all! Plus fireworks!

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The Arakawa River

Rivers, dead prostitutes, executions, class discrimination, drainage ditches, and naming conventions. This article’s got it all!

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The Tone River

Sometimes called the biggest river in Japan, though it’s actually not, this unruly river unites much of the Kanto area.

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What does Katsushika mean?

Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward and Saitama’s Kita-Katsushika and Minami Katsushika Districts derive their names from the pre-modern Katsushika District of Shimōsa Province, but where did the ancient name come from?