Walking, Biking & Tramming in Tokyo

I still remember yellow trams were running in Shinobazu-dori Avenue during 1960s or maybe in early 70s.  They were running in Kasuga-dori Avenue, too.  Gone are the good old days and now those tram routes became bus routes or subway routes under the ground.  But one route still remains with old yellow trains.  That yellow…

Sumida Hokusai Museum

Katsushika Hokusai is a famous woodblock prints artist during Edo Era lived in 18th and 19th century.  He was born in Sumida-ku, Tokyo and stayed there almost all the time until he died.  Therefore, to commemorate this great artist, Sumida-ku built a museum dedicated to him.  Here is the website of the museum.

Temple of Emma Deity

Well, I don’t know this is the right translation – Emma Deity.  Emma is one of guardian deities and since the old days, every child dreads Emma.  Parents would say “if you tell a lie, Emma-sama will come and pull your tongue off”.  It was believed that after you die, you would come in front of him who…