Edo

We try a traditional Tokyo dish of stewed loaches, encounter something we’ve never seen before

A taste of the Edo-period past, and a new encounter

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Edo Rice shows you what rice tasted like in the samurai era by continuing centuries of tradition

A Tokyo time trip for your taste buds.

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Why is “Akihabara” shortened to “Akiba?” The historical reason may surprise you

Yeah, wait a minute. Why isn’t it shortened to “Akiha” instead?

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New app lets you traverse the streets of modern Tokyo and ancient Edo at the same time

The Edo Past and Present Wanderings app appeals not only to old map buffs, but to anyone with a sense of adventure

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Japanese ninja, samurai and courtesans star in new Red Bull ad set in the Edo period 【Video】

Travel back in time to feudal Japan with an epic new clip featuring music by the Yoshida Brothers.

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Ukiyo-e Heroes: Amazing Nintendo woodblock prints created via traditional, handmade methods【Pics】

Mario, Pokémon, Link, Star Fox and more are brought to life through the same process used 200 years ago.

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Ukiyo-e woodblock print of vocaloid Hatsune Miku in Edo-period Japan sells out immediately online

A number of impressive details hidden within the image has made fans go crazy for this limited-edition print.

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Exclusive Starbucks iced coffee glass handmade in Japan according to ancient Edo tradition

With more than a century of craftsmanship behind the creation of each little glass, these are some of the most exclusive and expensive items in the Starbucks range.

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Miss Hokusai anime film receives distribution rights for North America, screenings begin in fall

The little known daughter of ukiyo-e legend Hokusai is the main character in this animated featured film.

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New Edo Goldfish Wonderland to open at Tokyo Skytree this summer for a limited time

With lanterns, cocktails and one thousand unusual goldfish, this is the coolest place to hang out in your yukata this summer.

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Go back in time and hang with geisha and samurai in virtual reality Edo-period Tokyo 【Video】

Just be sure you’re wearing proper 19th-century attire – you don’t want to get any funny looks.

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Artist recreates famous Japanese ukiyo-e paintings using fine wines

Prized traditional woodblock prints age even more gracefully when they’re recreated in shades of wine.

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Beautiful, intricate drawings of snowflakes from Edo-era Japan

We’ve all heard the old adage, “No two snowflakes are alike.” While the saying may be old, this book from Edo era Japan—featuring 86 drawings of snow crystals—may be older.

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How to escape from a burning castle: evacuation drill reveals thrilling slide system

Escaping from a castle turret in Japan involves hurtling down a narrow, flexible chute!

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New York Public Library releases digital images of valuable ukiyo-e and photographs of old Japan

From breastfeeding mothers to merchant towns and an evening party with kimono-clad girls in Kyoto, these newly released artworks and photos of old Japan are simply captivating.

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What a powerpoint presentation by the Tokugawa Shogunate would look like in Edo period Japan

In an era of executions and forced suicides, this is one presentation you wouldn’t want to doze off in.

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Step back in time with Japanese-themed rooms at rare vintage love hotel in Osaka【Video】

Live out your fantasies of love-making in Japan’s bygone eras at this unusual love hotel in Osaka.

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Our male reporter transforms into a beautiful Japanese courtesan at Tokyo photo studio

If you want to become a geisha, maiko, samurai or courtesan, gender is no barrier at this Asakusa photo studio.

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We visit the awesome new Samurai Museum in Shinjuku【Photos】

Experience the samurai spirit first-hand with original swords and armour at the recently opened Samurai Museum.

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Asakusa photo studio transforms visitors into courtesans, geisha and samurai

If you’ve ever wanted to turn back time and step into the clothes of a well-dressed geisha, a pipe-smoking courtesan or a sword-wielding samurai warrior, we’ve found the perfect place for you!

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