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What does Inaricho mean?

What do foxes and subways have in common?

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Japanese History

What does Taitō mean?

Taitō Ward and Minato Ward are the hubs of Edo-Tōkyō History, but how did Taitō get its name?

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Japanese History

Yamanote Line: Ueno and Okachimachi

Take a tour with me of this area, words don’t do it justice.

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Japanese History

Ōedo Line: Ueno-Okachimachi and Shin-Okachimachi

Continuing with our 8th installment of exploring Edo-Tōkyō via the Ōedo Line.

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Japanese History

What does Tabata mean?

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 […]

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Japanese History Travel in Japan

What does Sendagi mean?

Sendagi is one of the areas where the spirit of old Japan still lingers. It’s history lovers wet dream!

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10 Random Quickies – Japan This Lite

10 Quick Questions From Readers!
(Still took 2 days to write… lol)

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Japanese History

What does Okachimachi mean?

Between Ueno and Akihabara there is Okachimachi. Awwwwwww yeah.

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The Grave of Tokugawa Yoshinobu

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.

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

Bunkyo-in・the Grave of Tokugawa Ienari

Tokugawa Ienari is my favorite shogun. Dude as a straight up player. Watch and learn, children.