Tamachi

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For the village in Iran, see Tamachi, Iran.

Tamachi (田町?) is the informal name for the area surrounding Tamachi Station in Minato, Tokyo, generally referring to the districts of Shiba, Shibaura and Mita. The name, meaning literally "field town", probably derives from the earlier presence of rice paddies.

History[edit]

During the Edo period Tamachi was a hatamoto residential quarter. Rice cultivation did not begin in the area until the Meiji period. Today the area is entirely urbanized.

Surroundings[edit]

The headquarters of several major companies and organisations are located in this area, including Nippon Kinzoku, Morinaga[disambiguation needed] and NEC. Also in this area is Tokyo International School. The landmark Rainbow Bridge can be accessed on foot, 15 minutes walk from Tamachi station crossing some scenic canals in the process.

Tamachi in fiction[edit]

In the anime series Digimon Adventure 02, Tamachi is the home of the boy genius Ken Ichijouji.

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