Talk:Asakusa, Tokyo

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Meaning of 浅[edit]

The '浅' of 浅草 does not meaning "morning", but (variously) "shallow", "wretched" or "shameful". Unless somebody can sort out the etymology and choose the right one I'll leave this out. Jpatokal 05:06, 15 Aug 2004 (UTC)


(owing to wartime bombing) may be misleading. Less of Tokyo was destroyed than people think. The Japanese themselves, in their zeal to become "modernized," were the ones to tear down so many historical buildings. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.160.214.32 (talkcontribs)

Merging Nakamise-Dori[edit]

I've added a template suggesting merging Nakamise-Dori into Asakusa. The street is, according to the article, about 250 m long, and the article focuses more on shops and tourism than on transportation. It seems to be a natural to add to the article on Asakusa. Fg2 (talk) 22:02, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I support this merge suggestion for the reasons given by Fg2. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:38, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
It is hard to tell what should be done with the article in its current form. I debated creating it when I first started working on related articles earlier this year (Kaminarimon, Hozomon, Sanja Matsuri, etc.) but ultimately decided against it. I'm not sure how much information about Nakamise-dori is out there and if it is enough to justify a whole article. In its current form however, I would have to support this suggestion. --TorsodogTalk 07:33, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I would suggest that it instead be merged into Sensō-ji, as it's more directly related to the temple than to the wider larger area. However, I am not particularly opposed to it being merged into Asakusa. LordAmeth (talk) 01:22, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
LordAmeth, that's a good point. I'd also support merging into Sensō-ji. It doesn't have to be Asakusa. Fg2 (talk) 10:16, 26 August 2008 (UTC)