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Tokyo : a Cultural History.

Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mansfield, Stephen.
Tokyo : A Cultural History.
: Oxford University Press, USA, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Mansfield
ISBN: 9780199729654 0199729654
OCLC Number: 958541371
Description: 1 online resource (425 pages)

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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 emergenc.

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