The One about Kabukicho

I’m often asked by friends if Kabukicho, a red-light district in Shinjuku is safe. The area which was once known as Tsunohazu and was a swamp became a duck sanctuary during the Meiji period, but in 1893, as part of the Yodobashi Purification Plant, the ponds were filled in.  By World War II, after the bombings and the area destroyed, when it was rebuilt and a planned kabuki theater was […]