Ikedaya Incident The Ikedaya Incident, in which members of the Shinsengumi attacked and killed anti-Tokugawa activists thwarting their supposed plans
Not far from Minowa station on the Hibiya line is a nondescript temple called 浄閑寺—Jokanji. From the street, it looks
Not something I have done before but I found this beautiful Ukiyo-e print with some history attached to it. It’s
Browsing my photos over the weekend I realised one of the photos I posted last week has a connection with
Origins of Japanese tattoos.
The Meiji Restoration is a very important period in Japan’s history as it reestablished Imperial rule and was the catalyst
Kyoto 1890s Three bronze ware craftsmen are at work in the workshop of Noboru Nogawa (能川登) in Kyoto, founded in
Reading through one of my fellow bloggers pages (thankyou Stephen) reminded me of a couple of old Japanese maps I