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. Medicine and Illness in Edo 医学と薬  .

. Merchants of Edo - 豪商 gooshoo .

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. machi, choo  町 town and village, district .
- machiwari, machi-wari 町割り division of towns

machiaijaya, machiai chaya 待合茶屋 " tea shop for waiting and meeting"
. chaya, -jaya 茶屋 tea shop, tea stall - with a side business .

. machibikeshi, machi hikeshi 町火消し local fire brigades in Edo .

. machi-bugyō, machibugyoo 町奉行 Machibugyo - own magistrate .


. mado 窓 Japanese window .

. maisoo 埋葬 Maiso, cremation .
kasoo 火葬 Kaso, burning of the body , burial of the ashes

. makie, maki-e 蒔絵 lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder .

. makuragaeshi 枕返し juggling with pillows, pillow turner - acrobat .

. manekineko 招き猫 beckoning cat .


. map - chizu 地図 maps of Edo .

. Maruyama Kofun 丸山古墳 “Round Mountain” Kofun . 芝公園 Shiba Kōen park

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

. Matsudaira Yashiki 松平屋敷 Estate of Lord Matsudaira. - in Kanda 神田

. matsuri 祭り festivals of Japan - Introduction .


. megane メガネ / 眼鏡  glasses, spectacles, Brille .
megane uri 眼鏡売り selling glasses, exchanging old ones for new ones


. Meguro Fudoo 目黒不動 Meguro Fudo Temple .

Meireki no Taika 明暦の大火 Great Fire of Meireki
... the Furisode Fire, destroyed 60–70% of the Japanese capital city of Edo on March 2, 1657.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Meibutsu 江戸名物 Specialities of Edo / 名産品 meisanhin - Index .

. mekazura 目鬘 "eye wig" paper mask .

meshimori onna 飯盛女 "woman serving rice"
. meshimori hatago 飯盛旅籠 lodgings serving food (and women) .

. metsuke 目付 and oometsuke . Ōmetsuke 大目付 Inspector and Inspector General .

. meyasubako 目安箱 petition box / sojoobako, sojōbako 訴状箱 .



. mibun seido 身分制度 class system, status system .
shinookooshoo 士農工商 - samurai warriors, farmers, craftsmen, and merchants

. michikiri, michi-kiri 道切 cutting off a road with amulets .
to prevent a kappa or yokai from entering a village


mikaeri yanagi 見返り柳 willow tree of looking back
customers, who visited the red-light district Yoshiwara, used to stop around it and look back at the district with reluctance on their way home.
. . . CLICK here for Photos !

. mikoshi 神輿 - danjiri だんじり - portable shrines and festival floats .


. mimibukuro 耳袋 Mimi Bukuro, Mimi-Bukuro "Tales Heard" .
Book by 根岸鎮衛 Negishi Yasumori (1737 - 1815)

. mimikaki 耳掻き ear cleaner, ear pick .
- mimi no aka tori 耳の垢取り ear-cleaner service

. Mingei 民芸 folk art of Japan .
- a special BLOG

. Minuma 見沼 Dragon God and the Waterworks for Edo . and the temple hall 大日堂 Dainichi-Do, Saitama

. mitaoshiya 見倒し屋 / 見倒屋 second-hand dealer .
. . . . . furumono kai 古物買い to buy old things
. . . . . risaikuru shoppu リサイクルショップ recycle shop

. Miyabi, miyabi 雅 / みやび court elegance .

mizujaya, mizu chaya 水茶屋 "public tea house" for refreshments and meeting ladies
. chaya, -jaya 茶屋 tea shop, tea stall - with a side business .
- - - mizu-shōbai 水商売 mizu shobai, the water trade


. mokko モッコ / もっこ / 畚 rope basket .

. moku chookoku 江戸木彫刻 wood sculptures from Edo .

. mokugyo 木魚 "fish gong" for prayers .

. moku hanga 江戸木版画 Woodblock Prints from Edo .


. momonjiya ももんじ屋 ・百獣屋 
selling meat "from one-hundred wild animals" .

kedamonoya 獣屋 dealers in wild animals
yamaokuya 山奥屋 dealers with stuff from the far-away mountains
kusuriguiho 薬食舗 restaurant serving "medicine" meat



. monjiyakiya  文字焼き屋 selling "monjiyaki" .
mojiyaki 文字焼き "frying letters". a kind of okonomiyaki お好み焼き


. Morisada Mankoo 守貞謾稿 Morisada Manko .
book published about 1837 in 35 volumes about Edo customs and business


. muda-bito, mudabito むだ人 socially useless people .


. mugiyu ten 麦湯店 stalls serving "hot barley water" .



. mukimi uri, mukimi-uri 剥き身売り selling shelled (stripped) clams .
like asari, hamaguri etc. - asari mukin, hamaguri mukin 浅蜊むきん蛤むきん


. Murayama-Oshima Tsumugi 村山大島紬 silk pongee . $


Museum - Edo-Tokyo Museum - 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
- source : www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp


. mushikago 虫かご / 虫籠 basket for keeping insects .
mushiya 虫家, mushi-uri 虫売り dealer for insects
mushiko uri 虫籠売り vendor of insect baskets and cages

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