Tokyo A Cultural History (Google eBook)
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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Review: Tokyo A Cultural History (Cityscapes)User Review - Patrick McCoy - Goodreads
Tokyo: A Cultural History (2009) by Stephen Mansfeild is fascinating look at one of the most interesting cities in the world. Mansfield uses a variety of sources to chart the history of the world's ... Read full review
Review: Tokyo A Cultural History (Cityscapes)User Review - Goodreads
I was surprised to find out all about Asakusa and some of the other areas around Tokyo. Well, it's not surprising really but the entertainment areas are the ones which have had the best chance of ...
THE SHELL MOUND EARLY HUMAN SETTLEMENT TO MILITARY CAPITAL
THE CITADEL 15901638
EDO CULTURE THE FLOWERING MARGINS 16381707
THE RIPENING CITY 17071868
MEIJI IMPERIUM 18681912
TAISHO STYLE 19121926
A TIME OF CALAMITIES 19231945