Glossary and links
During my research for this website the following historical maps of Edo were a great help:
Often recurring Japanese characters in these maps are:
|丁||chō||street; ward; town|
|町||chō, machi||town, quarter|
|同||dō||idem (i.e., the same)|
|渡||shito||crossing (of a ferry)|
In Japanese, voiceless consonants at the beginning of a word often become voiced when following another word. Sumida river, for example, is pronounced as Sumidagawa; Eitai bridge is pronounced as Eitaibashi; Tsukuda island is pronounced as Tsukudajima, et cetera.
For a view of the Japanese Preface to the first book see my other website here.
This part of the website of the Smithsonian Institute allows you to nicely and smoothly scroll through the (almost!) continuous presentation of the images.