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:

  1. cool!


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

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

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

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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

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  5. they are really fun ^^

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  6. japan! i so love there culture

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

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

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

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. You learn something new every day... Thanks!

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  11. Bello Bello!!

    Baci Baci

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  12. And attracted untold numbers of dinosaurs.

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

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