Hachiōji is a suburb in West Tōkyō and home to a haunted mountain.
There are a cluster of places names related to horses in Setagaya and I want to get to the bottom of it!
The story of the Kanda River is a story as old as Edo itself. It is part and parcel of the evolution of the city.
牛込 Ushigome (Crowd of Cows) 。 。 牛 ushi cow 込 komi[i] swarming, huddling, amassed, crowded, “in bulk” 。 According to Japanese Wikipedia[ii], in 701, in accordance to the Taihō Code, a livestock ranch was established in this area. In fact, two were established which were sometimes referred to as 牛牧 gyūmaki a cow ranch […]
Went a little long on this on… sorry about that. But I love Tokyo. I wanted to explore the forgotten side…