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Tokyo : A Cultural History
by Stephen Mansfield


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195386332
  • ISBN-10: 0195386337
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 268
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Cityscapes (Paperback)

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Books > History > Asia - Japan
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