Exploring Old Tokyo (Part 2)

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Exploring Old Tokyo (Part 2)

<p>We continue with our walking around old Tokyo, comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city. We will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters in Asakusa and Yanaka. We

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We continue with our walking around old Tokyo, comparing an Edo period map of Tokyo from 1800 with today’s city. We will explore the streetscape of Tokyo’s old quarters in Asakusa and Yanaka. We will also visit an Edo Period historical town close to Tokyo and the Edo-Tokyo Architectural Open Air Museum.


SUGGESTED READING

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