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  Koto, Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kōtō is located east of the Tokyo metropolitan center, bounded by the Sumidagawa to the west and the Arakawa to the east.
Kōtō occupies a position on the waterfront of Tokyo Bay sandwiched between the wards of Chūō and Edogawa.
The western part of the ward was formerly part of Fukagawa Ward of Tokyo City.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Koto,_Tokyo   (412 words)

 Koto (musical instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Koto are about 180 cm long and have 13 strings that are strung tautly across 13 movable bridges along the length of the instrument.
The koto was introduced to Japan in the 7th to 8th century from China, and largely derived from the Chinese guzheng.
June Kuramoto, of the jazz fusion group Hiroshima, was one of the first koto performers to popularize the koto in a non-traditional style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Koto_(musical_instrument)   (644 words)

 Exploring Old Tokyo
Koto is one of the ku, or wards, in the downtown district of old Tokyo--Shitamachi--which was home to the bustling merchant and artisan quarters that were the heart of Tokyo from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century.
Tokyo's Shitamachi is especially lively at New Year's, when throngs of people make a meguri, or pilgrimage, to the shrines and temples of the Shichifukujin (Seven Deities of Good Fortune).
Two of Tokyo's most famous Shichifukujin Meguri are the Fukagawa Shichifukujin Meguri and the Kameido Shichifukujin Meguri in the Fukagawa and Kameido districts of Koto-ku.
home.inter.net /eds/oldtokyo   (990 words)

 About the Japanese Koto
The shape of the koto is said to resemble that of the dragon (ryu), and the names of various parts of the koto correspond to various parts of the dragon.
It was during the peaceful Edo period (1603-1867) that the koto developed from an exclusive court instrument into a uniquely Japanese instrument with a voice all its own, with its own indelible sound that has become an intricate part of Japanese art and culture.
He is largely regarded as being responsible for keeping the koto vital and alive at a shaky turning point in Japanese culture, when traditional arts were being set aside and forgotten in a time of intense westernization.
www.kotoworld.com /koto.html   (1265 words)

 J1 Teams: FC Tokyo
Although FC Tokyo faded later in the season, it nevertheless managed to aachieve one of the highest rankings ever for a newly-promoted club.
Thus, FC Tokyo acquired the nickname "the island of lost boys", to reflect the tremendous number of players that were picked up as castoffs from other teams.
The main element that FC Tokyo lacked, prior to 2002, was a group of young players who "grew up" with the team and gave it a character of its own.
www.wldcup.com /Asia/jleague/tokyo.html   (887 words)

 NMSU Library - Music of Japanese Composers, A-J
Tokyo, Japan : Japan Federation of Composers, [1984], c1983.
Tokyo, Japan : Japan Federation of Composers, 1985.
Tokyo, Japan : Japan Federation of Composers, c1984.
lib.nmsu.edu /subject/music/musich1a.html   (256 words)

 Museums of East Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The pride of the curators in Edo Tokyo’s accomplishments fail to acknowledge how the whole society was frozen in aspic.
I heard a shamisen/ singing duet concert which actually had rhythm and interest and had to abide through the programmed effects of the rainy season rainstorm remains a plastic monument.
One of the few museums in Tokyo where a whole afternoon could be spent in the luxury of just wandering.
members.tripod.com /tealray/ryo_list.html   (1230 words)

 East 21 Hotel Tokyo, Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo, it takes only 10 minutes from Otemachi station to reach East 21 Hotel.
Due to its location, it is accessible to many tourist attractions in Tokyo within an hour.
East 21 Hotel Tokyo has numerous bars and restaurants to choose from, including a poolside cafe, cocktail lounge and a bakery shop.
www.ebookers.com /cheap_hotels/japan/east_21_hotel_tokyo.html   (134 words)

 FC Tokyo, Japan, History, Squad, Players, Club information, statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Its practice gorunds are Sarue Ground in Koto, Tokyo and Kodaira Ground in Kodaira, Tokyo.
On August of the same year, it held a friendly match against one of the greatest football clubs, Real Madrid getting beaten three to zero but gaining valuable experiences both on and off the field for what it takes to be a great football club.
The long time leader and nicknamed The King of Tokyo by its fans, Amarao departed the team to join Shonan Bellmare on 2004 but had a Athen Olympic national football team player Yasuyuki Konno from Consadole Sapporo join the team.
www.wsoccer.com /teams/japan/fc-tokyo/index.htm   (447 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Power windmill to be built on Tokyo Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Wakasu Kaihin Park is located in the north end of Tokyo Bay between Tokyo Disneyland and the Odaiba waterfront area.
The construction costs will be covered by the Tokyo metropolitan government in exchange for building a waste-disposal plant in Koto Ward.
In mid-January,the Tokyo government and private firms built two 70-meter-tall windmills on Tokyo Bay as part of measures against global warming.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nts30821.htm   (238 words)

 Tokyo - Wikimedia Commons
English: Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō) is the capital of Japan.
Tokyo's urban sprawl and manmade islands like Odaiba in Tokyo Bay are bounded only by ocean and uninhabitable mountains in this satellite photo taken on NASA's Landsat 7.
Map of mainland part of Tokyo, with reclaimed land such as Odaiba omitted for clarity.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Tokyo   (435 words)

 Oh, the Places We've Been!
Koto and dragon at Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane
Koto Tales at the Seattle Children's Musuem, in conjunction with the "Jump to Japan" exhibit, spring, 2004
Koto Tales at the Smithsonian Institution, Fall 2002
www.kotoworld.com /places.html   (236 words)

 s21a-0202 in fm05
Time duration of the moment-rate functions are large compared with similar magnitude events calculated elsewhere, we think that this is because we are inverting a large window of the seismogram that contain energy that it is not seen at regional distances or teleseismic distances.
We correlated the location of the repeating earthquakes to the reflection horizon to find that the earthquakes are slightly deeper than the reflector, which suggest that a slip boundary is located on the bottom of the reflective low velocity layer revealed by the reflection survey.
We associate the corridor of active seismicity extending from upper Tokyo Bay for 100 km northward with the eastern edge of the dislodged block.
www.agu.org /cgi-bin/SFgate/SFgate?&listenv=table&multiple=1&range=1&directget=1&application=fm05&database=/data/epubs/wais/indexes/fm05/fm05&maxhits=200&="S21A-0202"   (6894 words)

 Japan Hotels and Resorts - Hotel East 21 Tokyo Japan
The Hotel East 21 Tokyo is a full-fledged city hotel and the core of the high-tech city center of "Tokyo East 21." We offer all our guests the warmest welcome, providing meticulous service in an authentic, nineteenth century European atmosphere.
Hotel East 21 Tokyo is conveniently located at the heart of Tokyo, taking only 10 minutes from Tokyo (Otemachi) station on the Tozai Line.Accessible to all the major sightseeing spots in Tokyo within an hour.
Tokyo Hotels, Sapporo Hotels, Yokohama Hotels, Fukuoka Hotels, Hiroshima Hotels, Osaka Hotels, Kobe Hotels, Okayama Hotels and More...
www.southtravels.com /asia/japan/hoteleast21/index.html   (333 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Kazuyuki Demachi, Kenzo Miya, Ryoichi Takahata, Hironori Kameno, and Hiromasa Higasa, "Numerical evaluation of rotation speed degradation of superconducting magnetic bearing caused by the electromagnetic phenomena." To be published in Physica C (in press).
Yoshihiro Ishimaru, Yuan Wu, Osami Horibe, Hiroyoshi Tano, Toshiaki Suzuki, Yuichi Yoshida, Masahiro Horibe, Hironori Wakana, Seiji Adachi, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Yasuo Oshikubo, Hideyuki Sugiyama, Michitomo Iiyama, Yoshinobu Tarutani, and Keiichi Tanabe, "Evaluation of fabrication process and barrier structure for interface-modified ramp-edge junctions." To be published in Physica C (in press).
K. Ogasawara, N. Sakai, and M. Murakami, "Subgrain structures and their effects on critical current properties in large single-domain RE123 bulk superconductors." To be published in Physica C (in press).
www.iitap.iastate.edu /htcu/archive/2002July.html   (10722 words)

 Automobiles, Motorcycles and Bicycles - Tokyo Metropolitan Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
If you acquired an international driver's license based on the driver's license obtained in your home country, you can use it in Japan as long as that country is a signatory of the Geneva Convention.
Contact your embassy or consulate office in Japan, or the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).(If you are not a resident of Tokyo, contact the JAF of your prefecture.)
This system has low-cost premiums that will provide financial benefits for residents of all Tokyo communities who are involved in traffic accidents.
www.metro.tokyo.jp /ENGLISH/RESIDENT/LIVINGIN/cont4-08.htm   (1445 words)

 Tokyo Nightlife & the Arts | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
One of Tokyo's largest karaoke chains, Big Echo has dozens of locations throughout the city.
The complex in Shibuya has two movie theaters, a concert auditorium (Orchard Hall), and a performance space (Theater Cocoon); it's the principal venue for many of Tokyo's film festivals.
This bar, in business since 1899 and occupying the same stately Chuo-dori location since 1934, is remarkably inexpensive for one of Tokyo's toniest addresses.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=tokyo@156&cur_section=nig&review=full   (796 words)

 Tokyo 23 Wards Highrise Projects - SkyscraperPage Forum
If there's such a thing as an asian architecture, Tokyo is at the exact opposite of it.
Brillia Tower Tokyo, Olinas Tower, World City Towers Aqua Tower, Mitsubishi Shoji Marunouchi New Office Building, Axe The Tower Shinjuku are also expected to be completed by the end of March.
Tokyo's one truly interesting proposed skyscraper, Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon Tower, I believe is under construction.
forum.skyscraperpage.com /showthread.php?t=81523   (1269 words)

 The Go List | Food & Wine | Food & Wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Chef Thierry Voisin, most recently of Les Crayeres in Reims, France, came to Tokyo without much of the fanfare that has greeted several of his European peers, like Alain Ducasse at Beige Tokyo and Joël Robuchon at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
Coredo Nihonbashi Annex, 1-6-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; 81-3/3517-5700.
The signature restaurant is Gordon Ramsay at Conrad Tokyo, the local outpost of the famed British chef’s growing empire.
www.foodandwine.com /golist/list.cfm?region=2&city=tokyo   (884 words)

 Fukagawa Edo Museum, Tokyo - Reviews of Fukagawa Edo Museum - IgoUgo
Everyday life is reproduced in a rather constricted display area, but the replicas of row houses--which were integral to living in shitamachi (the 'lower' town)--are nevertheless noteworthy.
The Fukugawa Edo Museum attempts to recreate life as it was in Tokyo in the nineteenth century.
At that stage Tokyo was still called Edo and the Tokugawa Shoguns ruled Japan from Edo while the Emperor was just a powerless symbol living in Kyoto.
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?type=2&entryID=17848   (696 words)

 Worldwide Machine Tool Trade Fair to Take Place In the Whole of the Tokyo Big Sight
TOKYO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Student events have been expanded for the purpose of training future technicians.
JIMTOF, whose object is to exhibit machine tools and various related machines, equipment and information, is a trade fair widely recognized and attended by all manufacturers in Japan, the world's largest producer of machine tools in the world.
The fair features state-of-the-art manufacturing process technology on a grand scale at Japan's largest exhibition hall, Tokyo Big Sight, which provides over 82,660 square meters of indoor exhibit space.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/08-24-2006/0004421249&EDATE=   (975 words)

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In Tokyo, Ohta and Toshima Wards have been added to the ten wards already serviced by UPS Yamato Express' own vans (Chiyoda, Minato, Chuo, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa, Bunkyo, Koto, Taito and Meguro wards).
Through these service improvements, the company is aiming to increase operating volume in these two areas by 200% over the previous year.
With in-house delivery and collection facilities in Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama and utilizing Yamato Transport's national network, UPS Worldwide Express shipments are rapidly delivered door to door to more than 200 countries and territories around the world by the company's own fleet of 231 cargo aircraft and 384 chartered aircraft.
www.ups.com /content/jp/en/about/news/2001_news/20010206engOhtaToshimaBrownexpansion_n.html   (493 words)

 Appendix C: Fujikura, Ltd.
Fujikura, Ltd., was established in 1885 in Tokyo to manufacture rubber insulated electrical wire and was incorporated as Fujikura Cable Works, Ltd., in 1910.
The headquarters and plant were moved to their present site in Koto-ku, Tokyo, in 1923.
This is also the location of the Tokyo RandD Center.
www.wtec.org /loyola/scpa/09_03.htm   (1782 words)

 tastingmenu.com - Tokyo Restaurants
Namiki-dori, 6-6-5 Ginza, Tokyo, Ginza Subway, (03) 3571-1272
Small alley filled with tiny Yakitori restaurants off of Omoide Yokocyo, next to the Odakyu department store and also next to where the buses stop at the Shinjuku train station.
The chef isn't afraid of spices, using more red pepper and garlic than is usual for Tokyo.
www.tastingmenu.com /restaurants/tokyo/default.htm   (705 words)

 Virtual Expeditions
Photographs of the city’s harbor damaged by Tokyo’s 1923 earthquake.
View from the 28th floor of the Nihon Unisys headquarters building in Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo.
A list of online sources with links to: news, traditional arts (for example, the tea ceremony), tokyo urban life, sake brewery, pop music, and martial arts.
www.nautilus.org /archives/pegasus/curriculum/Virtual_Expeditions/lib_links_history.html   (488 words)

 Tokyo Travel Guide - Art, museums, galleries, cultural centers
The Tokyo National Museum, under the authority of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, is a Governmental institution housing and exhibiting works of art and antiquities of Japan and other Oriental countries.
The largest and oldest museum in Japan, it has an average annual attendance of one million, including those from all over the country as well as a considerable number of visitors from abroad.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art museum, founded in 1926, has been home to exhibitions of a wide variety of Japanese art organizations for over seventy years.
www.bestcitiestravel.com /tokyo/art.html   (5750 words)

 Sumo FAQ - The Heya System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
While a rikishi is an active sekitori, he asks his oyakata to get permission to open his own heya after retirement.
Due to land prices, it is getting harder and harder to build a heya in downtown Tokyo these days.
In Tokyo, the most popular location for sumo-beya is Ryogoku in Sumida-ku, where the sumo arena (Kokugikan) is located.
www.scgroup.com /sumo/faq/faq3.html   (1753 words)

 Book Tokyo-Near Tokyo Station Hotels with Local Support and Rates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
: Hotel situated in Nihonbashi, heart of Tokyo and close to train station, just 30 min drive to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Asakusa, Ueno & Ginza.
It has well apponited 58 rooms with all in room facilities and offers a comfortable stay to Business as well as to Leisure travellers.
Actual price may vary according to the day/days on which reservation is made.
www.stayxs.com /new/booking/hotel_list.asp?wsid=66&cityid=725   (326 words)

 Stock Image of Aerial View of Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan - Search Photographs Photos Pictures and Photo Clipart - PH010_045, ...
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