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Exploring Old Tokyo

$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Exploring Old Tokyo

<p>Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi,

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Comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city we will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters. Referring to woodblock prints of ancient city quarters such as Nihonbashi, Yanaka, Asakusa, Ueno and Ginza, learn how to navigate these areas of Tokyo today with an eye for history and knowledge of how this great city has grown. Many other practical insights, how to travel Tokyo and enjoy its food, museums and other historic sites will be provided along the way.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Richard Story – A History of Modern Japan (Pelican Original, 1960)
  • John McBride – A History of Edo (course notes provided during class)