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Japanese History

What does Hachiko mean?

Ever wonder how Japan’s most famous dog got his name?

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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Uguisudani

We fittin’ to get deeeeeeep in the history of this city.

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Japanese History Japanese Shrines & Temples Tokugawa Shogun Graves Travel in Japan

Joken-in・the Grave of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi

Last time, I wrote about the 4th shogun, Tokugawa Ietsuna. Today let’s look at the grave of his younger brother, the much more famous Tokugawa Tsunayoshi – the so-called Dog Shogun. If you’ve been to Ueno Park, you may have seen the gate to his tomb. It’s much better preserved that Ietsuna’s and a little more centrally located… kinda.