Tokyo

Tokyo : A Cultural History

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Tokyo seems like an ultra modern--even postmodern--city, with its inventive skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. But it is also a city where past, present, and future coexist--where backstreets both inspire science fiction and host wooden temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke past ages. In this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes series, Stephen Mansfield explores a city rich in diversity, tracing its evolution from the founding of its massive stone citadel, when it was known as Edo, through the rise of a merchant class who transformed the town into a center for art, to the emergence of modern Tokyo. Mansfield traces a city of print masters, Kabuki theater, novelists and great architecture, which has overcome many disasters, from the 1923 earthquake through the fire-bombings of World War II to the 1995 subway gas attacks.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 267 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • Oxford, England, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps, frontispiece
  • 0195386345
  • 9780195386349

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