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. kabe 壁 wall, all kinds of walls .

. Kabuki 歌舞伎 Kabuki Theater .
Edo Sanza 江戸三座 - the three famous Kabuki theaters of Edo

. kabukimon, kabuki mon 冠木門 simple roofless gate .

. kabukimono (かぶきもの / 傾奇者 / 歌舞伎者 extravagant, flamboyant people .

. kabunakama, kabu nakama 株仲間 merchant guild, merchant coalition
za 座 trade guilds, industrial guilds, artisan gulids .


. kabuto 兜 / 冑 / かぶと samurai helmets and armour and Dolls for Boys .
----- . kabuto 兜 and Fudo Myo-O 不動明王 .
. Kabutocho 兜町 . Tokyo, Chuo

. Kachidoki 勝どき "cry of victory" district . Tsukishima, Chuo

. kachuu 江戸甲冑 Edo warrior armor .

. kadozuke 門付け / 門付 strolling musician .

. Kaga 加賀 3 districts in Tokyo.
- 加賀平右衛門 Kaga Heiemon . 銀座加賀町 Ginza Kaga cho district
- 市谷加賀町 Ichigaya Kaga cho, Kaga domain, Maeda Mitsutaka 前田光高
- 板橋区 加賀 Itabashi Kaga

. kagami 鏡 / かがみ mirrors .
- kagami migaki 鏡磨き / kagami togi 鏡研ぎ mirror polisher
- kagamishi 鏡師 mirror maker


. kago 駕, 駕籠 palanquin, sedan chair .
aiaikago あいあい駕篭 two riding in the same palanquin
anhotsu あんぽつ / 京坂あんだ
hoozenji kago はうせんじ駕籠 / 宝仙寺駕籠
kagokaki, kago kaki 駕籠舁き palanquin carrier
kyoo yotsukago 京四つ駕籠
machikago 町駕籠 "town palanquin" carried by two bearers
rokunin kaki 六人舁き carried by six bearers
shukukago 宿駕籠, postal station palanquin, in Hakone etc.
toomarukago 唐丸駕籠 - 鶤鶏駕籠 closed palanquin for criminals
tsujikago 辻駕篭 "crossroad palanquin"
yamakago 山駕篭 palanquin for the mountains
yotsude kago 四つ手駕籠 four-strut palanquin


. kago 籠 / 篭 / かご basket, baskets of all kinds .
mekagao 目籠 openwork bamboo basket / zaru ざる / 笊 bamboo basket
..... kagoshi, kago-shi 駕籠師 craftsman making baskets / kago shokunin 籠職人
..... mikan kago 蜜柑籠 "basket for tangerines" - synonym for an abandoned child

. kago nuke, kagonuke 籠抜け crawling through a narrow bamboo basket . street performance

. Kagurazaka 神楽坂 in Shinjuku (牛込神楽坂 Ushigome) .

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kaibutsu ehon 怪物絵本  "Illustrated Book of Monsters" Nabeta Gyokuei
Aoi no Ue -- Character from The Tale of Genji who suffers episodes of spirit possession
Buruburu -- Forest-dwelling ghost that causes victims to shiver violently
Daibutsu-kaibutsu -- Mysterious pile of crumbling skulls
Futsukeshibaba (a.k.a. Hikeshibaba) -- Mysterious old woman in white who extinguishes lanterns
Hitotsume-bōzu -- Monk with cyclopean eye
Kasha -- Cat-like demon that descends from the sky to feed on corpses before cremation
Mikoshi-nyūdō -- Monk-like creature that grows taller the more you look at it
Nekomata -- Fork-tailed cat with a host of supernatural abilities
Noderabō -- Strange creature standing near a temple bell
Nue -- Chimera-like bringer of misfortune that can fly and morph into a dark cloud
Nyūnaisuzume -- Sparrows flying from the mouth of exiled poet Fujiwara no Sanekata
Raigō -- 11th-century monk reborn as a giant book-eating rat (a.k.a. Tesso - "Iron Rat")
Shiriyau (a.k.a. Shiryō) -- Spirit of the dead
Shuten Dōji -- Fearsome oni known for kidnapping, enslaving and devouring young Kyoto maidens
Sōgenbi -- Fiery ghost of oil-thieving monk (based on Kyoto legend)
Tanuki-bō -- A monk who turned into a tanuki
Tengu -- Bird-like demon
Teratsutsuki -- Mononobe no Moriya's resentment turns into a woodpecker
Ubagabi -- Fiery ghost of old woman encountered along the Hozu River in Kyoto
Ubume -- Ghost of woman who died during childbirth
Umizatō -- Blind lute player who walks on the sea
Waraime (a.k.a. Kerakera-onna) -- Giant cackling woman
Yamao -- One-eyed mountain creature (possibly related to the yama-waro of Kyushu)
Yanari -- Little demons that produce the creaking sounds heard in old houses
Yūrei -- Ghost
- source : pinktentacle.com

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. kaichoo 開帳 Kaicho show a secret Buddha statue .

. kaidoo 日本の街道 the Kaido Highways of Japan .

. kaijuu 怪獣 Kaiju - mythological beasts and animals .
- genjuu 幻獣 Genju, mysterious creature, cryptid


. kaji 火事 fire .
- machibikeshi 町火消し the fire brigade

. Kajibashi 鍛冶橋 Kajibashi Bridge, "Blacksmith Bridge" .
- - - - - Kajichoo, Kajimachi 千代田区 鍛冶町 in Chiyoda - - same as -
- - - - - Kajiyachoo, Kajiyamachi 神田 鍛冶屋町 in Kanda (Chiyoda)

kakejayak kake chaya 掛け茶屋 / 掛茶屋 refreshment shops
. chaya, -jaya 茶屋 tea shop, tea stall - with a side business .

. Kakigarachoo 蛎殻町 Kakigaracho, Kakigara district . - - Chuo

. kakine 垣根 hedge, fence // kakoi 囲い, saku さく. hei 塀 .

. Kakinokizaka 柿の木坂 / 柿ノ木坂 / 柿木坂 Kakinoki slope of the persimmon tree .

. kakure kirishitan, kurisuchan 隠れキリシタン, 隠れクリスチャン Hidden Christians  .


. kamado 竈 earthen kitchen hearth .
- kamado nuri, kamadonuri 竈塗り repairing the earthen hearth

. Kamata 蒲田 "bulrush district" - Ota ward .
..... Kamata Ume Yashiki 蒲田梅屋敷 Kamata Plum Tree Estate

. Kameari 亀有 Kameari district . - Katsushika

- - - - - kami 紙 paper in Edo
. kamikuzu kai 紙くず買い / kamikuzuya 紙屑屋 buying waste paper .
..... kamikuzu hiroi 紙屑拾い picking up used paper
..... sukikaeshi, suki-kasehi 漉き返し業者 re-making of paper
- Kamisukichoo 紙漉町 Kamisuki-Cho district of paper makers
..... kamisukishi、kamisuki shi 紙漉き師 making paper, paper making artisan
..... kamiya, kami-ya 紙屋 paper maker
..... Asakusagami, Asakusa-gami 浅草紙

. Kamimakichoo 上槇町 Kamimakicho, Upper Kamimaki district .
..... 下槇町 Shimomakicho, Lower Shimomaki district

. Kamiyachoo 神谷町 Kamiyacho, Kamiya district .

. kamiyuidoko 髪結床 hairstylist shop .
kamiyui 髪結い hairdo master, hair dresser - all about hair


. kamon 家紋 family crest - Familienwappen .
..... monuwaeshi, mon uwa eshi 紋上絵師 painting family crests


. Kanasugi, Mikawashima, Minowa 箕輪 金杉 三河しま . - Minowa

. Kanasugibashi Shibaura 金杉橋芝浦 Bridge . - Minato
..... 芝金杉浦 Shiba-Kanasugi-ura(現在の芝 present-day Shiba, Minato)

. kanban 看板 Kamban, Shop Signs .

. kanban musume 看板娘 "advertising servant girl" .


. Kanda 神田 Kanda district - "field of the Gods" . - Chiyoda

. Kanda Myojin Shrine 神田明神 .
- a controversial hero, deified Taira no Masakado 平将門 / 平將門 (? – 940)

. Kanda Saekichoo and Sakumachoo 
神田佐柄木町 Saekicho - 神田佐久間町 Sakumacho .



. Kanegafuchi 鐘ヶ淵 riverside in Meguro .

. Kaneiji 寛永寺 Temple Kanei-Ji in Ueno .

. Kan'ei shoka keizuden 寛永諸家系図伝 Genealogies of All Daimyo Houses .
Kanei period (1624 - 1644)

. Kaneyasu かねやす / Kaneyasu Yuetsu 兼康祐悦 .
..... shop in Morikawajuku 森川宿 Morikawa rest station


. Kangaku 漢学 Chinese learning, study of the Chinese classics .

. kanoke 棺桶 coffin, casket and funeral rituals .

. Kantō gundai 関東郡代 Kanto deputies, warden .

. kanzashi かんざし / 簪 hairpin - kanzashi uri かんざし売り hairpin vendor .
- - - - - and kushi 櫛 comb
..... . Edo tsumami kanzashi 江戸つまみ簪 Ornamental Hairpins . $

. kaoo, kaō 花押 Kao official signature .
osumitsuki お墨付き, 御墨付き official document

. Kappabashi 合羽橋 food district in Asakusa .

. Kappadera かっぱ寺 / 河童寺 Kappa temples .
- - - - -Soogenji 曹源寺 Sogen-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo / Matsubacho 松葉町


. karakami 唐紙 - 江戸からかみ Hand-Made Patterned Paper .
Edo Karakami 江戸からかみ Hand-Made Patterned Paper for Interiors

. karakasa obake から傘お化け / 唐傘お化け umbrella ghost .

. karakuri ningyoo からくり人形 mechanical dolls .
..... Tanaka Hisashige 田中久重 (1799 - 1881), からくり儀右衛門 Kakakuri Giemon

. karakusa moyoo 唐草模様 Karakusa pattern. Karakusa arabesque .

. karamono kai 唐物買い buying Karamono .
karamonoya, karamono-ya, toobutsuya 唐物屋 dealing in Karamono
- karamono, things from Kara (China or Korea)

Karasumaru Mitsuhiro 烏丸光広 (1579 -
1638) - courtier-calligrapher

. Karasuyama teramachi 烏山寺町 Karasuyama Temple Town . - Setagaya

. karoo 家老 Karo, chief retainer .

. karuta 歌留多 card games - hanafuda 花札 "flower trump".
- . Edo Yookai Karuta 江戸妖怪かるた Yokai monster cards .


. kasa 傘 Umbrellas in the Edo Period .
. . furugasa kai 古傘買い buying old umbrellas in Edo
. . . . . . kasa hari 傘張り gluing paper to umbrellas, repairing umbrellas .

. Kasai 葛西 The Kasai district . - Edogawa
..... Kasai Rinkai Koen 葛西臨海公園 Kasai Seaside Park

. kashi, kawagishi 河岸 riverside, waterfront .

. kashihonya, kashihon'ya 貸本屋 booklender, booklender
furuhonya, furu-honya 古本屋 selling old books in Edo .


. Kashiwagi mura 柏木村 Kashiwagi village . - Shinjuku

. kashi setchin 貸雪隠 portable toilet for rent .

. kasugai 鎹 / かすがい clamp, cramp, cleat, staple .

. Kasumigaseki district 霞ヶ関 / 霞が関 "fog gate" , "gate of mist" .

. Kasuya mura 粕谷村 / 糟谷村 Kasuya village - Setagaya .
. . . . . 糟谷三郎兼時 Kasuya Saburo Kanetoki / Kasuya Hachiman Jinja 粕谷八幡神社
. . . . . Tokutomi Roka 徳冨蘆花 / Tokutomi Kenjiro 徳富健次郎 (1868 - 1927)

. katana 日本刀 Sword, the soul of the samurai .

. katsura 鬘 wig and katsurashi 鬘師 wig maker .

. Katsushika ku 葛飾区 Katsushika ward and 柴又 Shibamata district .


. kawa 皮 leather and leather goods .

. kawabiraki 川開き fireworks at 両国 Ryogoku district .

. kawara 瓦 roof tiles / kawaraya 瓦屋 瓦師, roof tile maker .
- - - - - gatoo 瓦当 end tiles
- - - - - Onigawara 鬼瓦 "demopn tiles"
- - - - - Shachi 鯱 or Shachihoko 鯱鉾

. kawaraban 瓦版 Edo newspaper, handbill, broadside .
- - - - - kawaraban uri かわら版売り vendor of a kawaraban

. Kawasaki district 川崎区 . - Kanagawa 神奈川県
- - - - - and Asao ku 麻生区(あさおく)Asao ward

. kaya 蚊帳 mosquito net - Moskitonetz .
- - - - - Oomi gaya 近江蚊帳 kaya net from Omi (near lake Biwa)
- - - - - kaya uri 蚊帳売り selling mosquito nets

. Kayabacho 茅場町 Kayabacho district, Nihonbashi . - Chuo

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. Keian jiken 慶安事件 The Keian uprising in 1651 .
- - - Yui Shoosetsu - Shōsetsu 由井正雪 Yui Shosetsu (1605 - 1651)
- - - Marubashi Chuuya - Chūya 丸橋忠弥 Marubashi Chuya (? - 1651)

keibutsubon 景物本
. Advertising in Edo .

. Keioo, Keiō 慶応 Keio period - 1865 .

. keisatsu 警察 police .

. kekkon 結婚 konrei 婚礼 marriage in Edo .
and engiri, enkiri 縁切り to cut a bond - divorce .  


kenka 喧嘩 fighting, to pick a fight - the Flower of Edo

. kenyaku 倹約 frugality, thrift - Sparsamkeit .
seitaku 贅沢 luxury / shisso kenyaku 質素倹約 frugal life, modest life
shashi kinshihoo 奢侈禁止法 - shashi kinshi rei 奢侈禁止令 law against luxury


. kenzanya, kenzan ya, kenzan-ya 献残屋 present-recycling merchants, dealers of gifts .

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. Kiba 木場 "place for wood" - lumberyards and carpenters .

. Kichijoojimura 吉祥寺村 Kichijo-Ji village . - Musashino

. kidai shooran 煕代勝覧 Kidai Shoran picture scroll .
depicting a busy Edo road extending from Nihonbashi to Kanda Imagawabashi.

. kido 木戸 The Gates of Edo .

. Kijichoo 雉子町 Kiji-Cho "pheasant district" Kanda, Chiyoda .
..... (a pun with the sound of kiji 木地 plain wood)

. Kijin no O-Matsu 鬼神のお松 The female bandit O-Matsu .
..... and Natsume Shirosaburo 夏目四郎三郎

. kikin 飢饉 great famine periods .

. kiku 菊 enjoing chrysanthemums .
..... hyakujgiku 百菊 "one hundred different types of chrysanthemums" on one stem

. Kikuzakachō 菊坂町 Kikuzakacho, Kikusaka district - Hongo . - Bunkyo
..... Kikuzaka 菊坂 "chrysanthemum slope"


. Kimekomi Ningyoo 木目込人形 Wood and Cloth Dolls .
..... 江戸木目込人形 kimekomi ningyo dolls from Edo


. kimono 着物 Kimono - yukata 浴衣 - nagajuban 長襦袢 and more robes .


. kingin 金銀 Gold and Silver in Japanese Art .

. kingyo shiiku 金魚飼育 breeding goldfish - goldfish art .
kingyo sukui 金魚すくい scooping goldfish at festivals

. kinki 禁忌 taboo, ritual restriction .

. Kinshi 錦糸 Kinshi district - "brocade thread" . - Sumida
..... 錦糸町 Kinshicho, Kinshimachi / 錦糸堀 Kinshibori canal

. kinuta 砧 fulling block and mallet .

. Kioichoo 紀尾井町 Kioicho district . - Chiyoda

. Kiribatake 赤坂桐畑 district, "paulownia fields" . - Akasaka, Minato

. kiriezu, kirie-zu 切絵図 detailed maps of Edo .

. kiriko 江戸切子 Edo kiriko - cut classware .

. kiseru 煙管 long pipe for smoking tobacco .
- - - - - Tobacco Pouch 刻み煙草入れ and more Japanese forms of smoking accessories
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. Kita ku 北区 Kita ward, "Northern Ward" .
- - - - - Asukayama 飛鳥山

. Kitamaebune 北前船 North-bound trade ships .
“Kitame-bune” “Kitamae-bune”
Matsumaebune 松前船 Matsumae trade ships to Hokkaido

. Kitsuki bon 朽木盆 tray from Kitsuki .

. Kiyokawa 清川 Kiyokawa district . - Taito

. Kiyosumi machi 清住町 / 清澄町 Kiyosumi district . - Koto
- - - - - Kiyosumi Yahē 清住弥兵衛 Kiyosumi Yahei
- - - - - Kiyosumi Teien 清澄庭園 Kiyosumi Park
- - - - - 清洲橋 Kiyosu Bridge // Kiyosubashi Bridge

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. Koamichoo 小網町 Koami district, small net" . Nihonbashi, Chuo
- - - - - Koami jinja 小網神社 Koami shrine

. kobijustu 古美術 Antiques .

. kobiki 木挽 cutting timber for construction .
- Kobikichoo 木挽町 Kobiki cho district

. KochiKame (こち亀) Police station .
- Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所)

. Kodaira shi 小平市 Kodaira city .

. Kodenmachō 小伝馬町 Kodenmacho district . - Chuo

. kodoogu kai 小道具買い buying Kodogu, small tools and props .

. kofun 古墳 burial mounds in Tokyo .

. Koigakubo, Koi-ga-kubo 恋ヶ窪 "cave of love" . - 国分寺市 Kokubunji city

. Koishikawa Denzu-In, Dentsu-in, Dentsuin 小石川伝通院 .

. Koishikawa 小石川養生所  Koishikawa Yojosho Hospital .

. Koiwa district 小岩 "small rock" . - Edogawa
- Kufun mound 上小岩遺跡 Kamikoiwa Iseki // 甲和里 Kowari, Kowa no Sato


. kojiki shibai 乞食芝居 beggar's performance, beggar's play .
- and kojiki, the beggars of Edo

. kokerabukishi, kokerabuki-shi 柿葺師 craftsman roofing with wooden shingles .

. koken 沽券 record of sales affairs .

. kokkeibon 滑稽本 humorous story books .

. koku, kokudaka (石 / 石高) unit of volume for rice bushels .

. kokugaku 國學 / 国学 - lit. "National study" of Japan .

. koma 独楽 spinning top toys .

. Komaba 駒場 "Horse place" district - Meguro .
- Koma Koen 駒場公園 Koma Park // 駒場野公園 Komabano Koen Park


. Komagome 駒込 . - districts in Toshima 豊島区 / Bunkyo 文京区
- Komagome shichiken mura 駒込七軒村 Seven villages of Komagome
- Komagome Fuji Jinja 駒込富士神社 / Rikugien 六義園 '6 Poem Garden' / Komagome nasu 駒込茄子 eggplants from Komagome
- Komagome Oiwake 駒込追分 / 豊島区本駒込 Bunkyo ward, Hon-Komagome
- Komagome Sendagi 駒込千駄木町 "with 1000 trees", "a lot of trees"

. komainu, koma inu 狛犬 lit. "Korean Dog" . .
and - koma...  狛  shrine guardian animals

. Komatsugawa district 小松川 "river Komatsu" . - Edogawa
- komatsuna 小松菜 leafy vegetable,lspinach mustard, - Brassica campestris

. komedonya, kome no tonya 米問屋 rice brokers .
- the forerunners of Japan's banking system

. komon, Edo komon 江戸小紋 small fine patterns of Edo .

komonjo 古文書 documents of medieval Japan *
- source : komonjo.princeton.edu -


. Konyachoo, Konyachō 神田紺屋町 Kanda Konya-Cho
Konyamachi, district for indigo cloth dyers .

- - - - - konya 紺屋 artisan making "blue" things, indigo cloth dyers
- - - - - aizomeya 藍染め屋 dyeing with indigo

. konyoku 混浴 men and women bathing together .

. koodan 講談  kooza 講座 kooshaku 講釈 storytelling.

. Kooenji, Kōenji 高円寺 Koen-Ji district . - Suginami

. koogushi, yashi 香具師 performer, yashi 野師、野士、弥四、矢師 .
yashi 薬師 vendor of medicine by the roadside
tsuji isha 辻医者 doctor by the roadside

. kooji, Kōji 小路 Koji alleys . - Toranomon area

. Koojimachi, Kōjimachi 麹町 / 麴町 Kojimachi district .

. koorokan 鴻臚館 Koro-Kan, Chinese Guesthouse .

. Kooraku, Kōraku 後楽 Koraku district . - Bunkyo
- - - - - 小石川後楽園 Koishikawa Koraku-En Park

. Kooshuu Kaidoo, Kōshū Kaidō 甲州街道 Koshu Kaido Road .

. Kootoo, Kōtō 江東区 Koto ward, "East River" .

. Korean heritage 韓国 Kankoku  朝鮮 Chosen- Paekche .

. kotatsu コタツ / 炬燵 heater to keep warm .

. kote-e 鏝絵 Kote art relief picture .

. koto 箏 Koto, stringed musical instrument.
..... . Tokyo Koto (Japanese Harp) 東京琴 . $

kotori no shiiku 小鳥の飼育 breeding song birds
. naishoku 内職 home worker, side business .

. kotowaza 諺 / ことわざ idioms, sayings, proverbs - ABC-List .

. Koume, Honjo Koume 本所小梅町 district . - Sumida


. Koyanagi choo 小柳町 Koyanagi district .

. koyomi 暦 the Japanese calendar .
Jokyo calendar / Local calendars / E-goyomi (Picture calendar) /Daisho-reki calendars
Ryaku-reki (Abridged calendars). Hashira-goyomi (pillar calendar) . Kaichu-reki (pocket calendar)
- Tenmongata / カレンダー . . . . . and much more !
. . . . . . koyomi uri, koyomi-uri 暦売り selling new calendars .

. Kozukappara keijō 小塚原刑場 Kozukappara execution grounds .
Kozukahara

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. kubizuka 首塚 head mound and execution grounds .

. kudaranai くだらない / 下らない worthless, pointless, nonsense .
kudarimono 下り物 things from Kansai

. Kugayama 久我山 Kugayama district . - Suginami
Kugayama Inari Jinja 久我山稲荷神社

. kugi 釘 nail, Nagel - Introduction .
kugikakushi, kugi kakushi 釘隠し "hiding the nails" nail-hiding ornament
kui 杭 - kigui 木杭 Pile

. kujiyado, kuji yado 公事宿 lawsuit inn, "lawyers' inn” .

. Kumedera 久米寺 Temple Kume-Dera, Nara .

. Kumegawa mura 久米川村 Kumegawa village . - Higashimurayama city 東村山市

. kumihimo 東京くみひも braided cords from Tokyo . $

. kura 蔵 storehouses and locks .

. Kuramae 蔵前 / 倉前 Kuramae district, 浅草御蔵 Asakusa Kuramae . - Taito

. Kuremasa-chō, Kuremasacho 榑正町 Kuremasa district - Shinbashi . - Chuo


Kurimoto Tanshu 栗本丹洲 - Kurimoto Masayoshi 栗本昌蔵 (1756 – 1834)
- source : wikipedia


. Kurofune 黒船 The Black Ships and Commodore Matthew Perry .


. kusuri 薬 medicine in Edo .
kusuri-uri 薬売り all kinds of medicine vendors
. Doing Business in Edo - 江戸の商売 .
- - - kusuriya 薬屋 medicine stores (M181)


. kuzu kai くず買い / kuzuya 屑屋 collecting waste paper, old cloths, old cotton pieces etc. . .

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. kyokugei 曲芸 stunt artists, acrobatics .

. kyokugoma 曲独楽 acrobatics with spinning tops (koma) .

. kyokuhe 曲屁 "acrobatic farting" , performance like music .

. Kyoobashi 京橋 Kyobashi "Kyoto Bridge" district . - Chuo

. Kyoohoo no kaikaku 享保の改革 Kyoho, Kyōhō reforms .

kyoryūchi, kyoryuuchi 居留地 Kyoryuchi, foreign settlement

. Kyū Shiba Rikyu Onshi Teien 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園 Former Shiba Villa Garden . ^ Minato
- - - the most beautifully designed garden in Tokyo

. kyuuketsuki 吸血鬼 blood-sucking demon, vampire .


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