Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fact of the Day: Edo Tokyo

Until 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo in Japan. While Kyoto remained the formal capital for years, Edo became the de-facto center of political power and the headquarters for the ruling shogunate. When the shogunate ended and power was restored back to the Emperor, the city was renamed and made its capital. 

23 comments:

Cloudia said...

cool!


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DWei said...

I can no longer look at the restaurant Edo Japan the same way anymore.

Kay said...

Fun fact, Adam!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Really interesting, Adam!I didn´t know.Kisses and nice day:)

Irma said...

Nice photo!

Unknown said...

Another fact I never knew

livlovelaugh said...

where do you find these random facts and how do you decide what to share?

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livlovelaugh said...

they are really fun ^^

-liv
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Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, at my mat

MEcoy said...

japan! i so love there culture

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Quite interesting

DEZMOND said...

yep, I knew that they've been changing the capital city over the centuries a couple of times

Lucy said...

So interesting! I love the art of Edo period! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Christine said...

interesting.

Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact!! :)

Adam said...

just what comes to mind. Virtually everything has interesting backstories, just got to know where to look.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Oh thanks for sharing!!
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Filip and Kristel said...

Learned something new today, I have been in Tokyo but didn't know it was called Edo before.

Greetings,
Filip

Dana said...

You learn something new every day... Thanks!

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Al Penwasser said...

And attracted untold numbers of dinosaurs.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I didn't know this. Cool fact!

Theresa Mahoney said...

What an interesting bit of trivia to end my day :)