Historical Dictionary of Tokyo
Scarecrow Press, 2011/02/18 - 356 ページ
Tokyo is Japan's largest city and its capital. It is also one of the largest cities in the world and a major center of global economic influence. The origins of human settlement in what is today Tokyo are lost in prehistory. The city started out quite modestly as a small castle town of Edo in 1457, then the center of the Tokugawa shogunate from 1603-1868, the rapidly modernizing and Westernizing capital of the nation during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and the capital of a prosperous nation and growing empire thereafter. Tokyo was utterly devastated during World War II, but this was not the first time Tokyo had to start seemingly from new. Due to many fires and earthquakes, the city has constantly rebuilt itself and today it outdoes all its previous emanations by far.
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tokyo is a much-needed reference source on the city. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events, and other terminology about the city of Tokyo. This book is a must for anyone interested in Japan and Tokyo.
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23 Special Wards 23 Wards area of Tokyo Asakusa BIBLIOGRAPHY bridge called central Tokyo Chiba Chiyoda Ward city’s commercial district commuter construction Culture daimyo district of Tokyo edited Edo Castle Edo Period fashion ﬁres ﬁrst ﬂoor foreign Ginza headquarters historic housing Imperial industry Japan Japanese cities kabuki Kanagawa Kanda Kanto Earthquake Kyoto landmark largest located major manga Meiji Period meters Minato Ward Mitsui Mori Building Museum National neighborhood Nihombashi Odaiba ofﬁce opened Osaka Park percent Planning political popular population reclaimed land referred residential residents Roppongi Hills Shibuya Ward Shimbun Shinjuku Ward shitamachi Shrine square kilometers square mile Station streets SUBCENTERS subway Sumida River Tama Area temple theater tion Tokugawa Ieyasu Tokugawa shogunate Tokyo Bay Tokyo International Airport Tokyo Metropolis Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tokyo Prefecture Tower town Tsukiji Ueno Urban Studies Wards of Tokyo WATERFRONT women World Yokohama York Yoshiwara