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By Stephen Mansfield

Tokyo sounds like an extremely modern--even postmodern--city, with its creative skyscrapers and digitized surfaces. however it is usually a urban the place previous, current, and destiny coexist--where backstreets either encourage technology fiction and host wood temples, fox shrines, and Buddhist statues that evoke prior a while. during this addition to Oxford's Cityscapes sequence, Stephen Mansfield explores a urban wealthy in variety, tracing its evolution from the founding of its mammoth stone fortress, while it used to be referred to as Edo, throughout the upward thrust of a service provider classification who reworked the city right into a middle for artwork, to the emergence of contemporary Tokyo. Mansfield strains a urban of print masters, Kabuki theater, novelists and nice structure, which has conquer many mess ups, from the 1923 earthquake in the course of the fire-bombings of worldwide conflict II to the 1995 subway fuel attacks.

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