What do foxes and subways have in common?
Taitō Ward and Minato Ward are the hubs of Edo-Tōkyō History, but how did Taitō get its name?
Take a tour with me of this area, words don’t do it justice.
Continuing with our 8th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.
田端Tabata (on the edge of the field) First Let’s Start with the Kanji, Shall We? 田ta rice paddy 端hata edge, boundary, beside, close to This is a place name found all over Japan, with reading variations. It’s also a family name found all over Japan… yes, also with reading variations[i]. And despite sounding really backwatery […]
Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!
10 Quick Questions From Readers!
(Still took 2 days to write… lol)
Between Ueno and Akihabara there is Okachimachi. Awwwwwww yeah.
The shogunate is finished… that’s not sad to me. The sad thing is closing out this chapter on a subject that is so personal to me. I also love Yoshinobu because after a hundred years of 微妙 shoguns, we got a guy who represented his era and his pedigree exceptionally. Until the bitter end, Yoshinobu was an aristocrat, but in a time of crisis he took the challenge and helped to save the shogun family line persist until the present day.
Tokugawa Ienari is my favorite shogun. Dude as a straight up player. Watch and learn, children.