Tokyo Before Tokyo: Power and Magic in the Shoguns City of Edo .

Tokyo today is one of the worlds mega-cities and the center of a scintillating, hyper-modern culturebut not everyone is aware of its past. Founded in 1590 as the seat of the warlord Tokugawa family, Tokyo, then called Edo, was the locus of Japanese trade, economics, and urban civilization until 1868, when it mutated into Tokyo and became Japans modern capital. This beautifully illustrated book presents important sites and features from the rich history of Edo, taken from contemporary sources such as diaries, guidebooks, and woodblock prints. These include the huge bridge on which the city was centered the vast castle of the Shogun sumptuous Buddhist temples, bars, kabuki theaters, and Yoshiwarathe famous red-light district.

Authors: Timon Screech

Date: 2020-11-02

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Format: pdf

Pages: 272



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 1789142334


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