Tokyo

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo, the central city of Japan that inherits the culture that prospered from the Edo period

 

Feature

Tokyo is a prefecture located in the southeastern part of Honshu. The population is about 14 million, which is the largest number in Japan. The Prefectural capital is located in Shinjuku Ward.

 

Tokyo was once called "Edo", and during the Edo period (1603-1868), the economy and culture such as literature and painting developed. Edo was renamed "Tokyo" in 1868 and is now a central city in the fields of politics and economy.

 

There are many tourist spots in Tokyo and many tourists visit: Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Shibuya.

 

Traditional crafts and Local specialties

 

Traditional crafts in Tokyo include "Edo Kiriko" and "Edo Lacquer Ware". These crafts are made from the Edo period to the present day.

 

Edo Kiriko is a glass craft with a delicate pattern on the surface of glass. The pattern incorporates motifs familiar to Japan, and is carved one by one by a glass artisan.

 

Edo lacquer ware was introduced from Kyoto during the Edo period. Edo lacquer ware is actively making new designs such as accessories and hairpins as well as daily necessities such as bowls and chopsticks.

 

Tokyo's specialty products are sushi, tempura, and soba, which have been popular since the Edo period.

 

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