Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2009

288 Pages | 10 lines

5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195386349

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Tokyo A Cultural History

Stephen Mansfield


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.