Saturday, July 23, 2011

Edo ditch

This week I have an entry on an Edo landmark that no longer exists.

The rather un appetizingly named:

Ohaguro-dobu (Ditch of Black Teeth)

The ditch was filled in long ago, in fact I've walked over it while visiting the neighborhood.

Expect more Edo/Tokyo entries as I'm planning to focus on that interesting city for the next few months in my reading and writing.


tudza said...

Black teeth because women would sometimes color their teeth black because it was considered beautiful?

Gilles Poitras said...


See my entry for ohaguro (blackening teeth)

Also I have now added the kanji for Ohaguro-dobu.

Special thanks to Ono-san in Tokyo for helping me with this.