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  1. History Glossary of Japanese Historical Terms

    A glossary with important terms relating to the history of Japan. This list will be continually expanded.

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  2. Travel Usui Castle

    Usui Castle (臼井城) is a hilltop castle near present-day Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. Its ruins are now part of Usui Castle Park.
    The castle is...
  3. Culture Momotaro

    Momotarō (桃太郎, "Peach Boy") is a popular folktale recounting the adventures of a boy born from a peach found by an elderly woman washing clothes...
  4. Culture Kintaro

    Kintarō (金太郎, "Golden Boy") is a popular figure in Japanese folklore and was the childhood name of Sakata no Kintoki (坂田金時), one of the four...
  5. History Himiko

    Himiko (卑弥呼, c. 170–248 CE), also known as Pimiko, was a female ruler of the early Japanese political entity known as Yamatai (邪馬台国 Yamataikoku),...
  6. Culture Japanese New Year

    New Year's or ō-shōgatsu (お正月) is one of the most important and most elaborate of Japan's annual observances. There are regional differences in...
  7. Travel Konodai Castle

    When you cross Edo River on Keisei Line toward Chiba, you can see a huge plateau on the opposite bank.
    This is the Kōnodai (国府台) plateau with its...
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