Tagged: History

Painted manhole in Takamatsu showing Nasu no Yoichi at the Battle of Yashima

Manhole Covers in Takamatsu

  As you may already know if you’ve been to Japan (or if you read blogs about Japan, the topic being very common) pretty much every city in the country has personalized manhole covers, usually representing a famous element of that city. Let’s take a...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

  As you know it, today we commemorate one of the worst days in recorded history, that is the day when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima 67 years ago. I went to Hiroshima only once, two years ago. I believe visiting the...

Heijō-kyō

Heijō-kyō

  To tell you about Heijō-kyō, I need to tell you a thing or two about Nara‘s history in case you don’t already know it. In the year 710, the Empress Gemmei decided to move the capital city to the town of Heijō-kyō. At the time,...

Concerning Rebuilding Castles in Japan

Concerning Rebuilding Castles in Japan

  A few days ago I told you about how Takamatsu Castle’s main tower is in the process of being rebuilt. Sometime this week I’m planning on telling you about Okayama Castle which has been rebuilt in 1966. Coincidentally, KuyshuDan at Japanese Castle Explorer posted a...

Japan, circa 1707

Japan, circa 1707

Ok, not exactly Japan itself, but a Western map (possibly French) from 1707. I found it on Wikipedia while looking for information about another topic that I’ll talk about soon (there’s a big clue on the map itself for people who know the history of...