Tokyo A Spatial Anthropology

Author: Hidenobu Jinnai
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520071353
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"The sheer physical extent of Tokyo, its mile upon mile of high-density and mostly low-rise development, seemingly without topographic or maritime memory, makes it a difficult city for many Westerners to understand. We suspect that the same may be so for many Japanese. Jinnai Hidenobu shows us how today's Tokyo is rooted in its early development and how today's streets, waterways, land uses, and building types come from a past that remains visible to those who would care to look. One needs to walk or to row with Jinnai to see how yesterday makes today. His is a work of love that ties generations together in their physical environment."--Allan B. Jacobs, author of Great Streets


Author: Donald Richie
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890344
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Donald Richie takes the reader on a revealing tour of the different districts of Japan's capital city. Starting from the original centre of Tokyo – the Imperial Palace – Richie branches outwards, taking in other areas such as Yoshiwara, the original red-light district, and Ginza, the world-famous shipping street. The author has kept a diary for the entire time he has lived in Tokyo, and excerpts from it provide on-the-spot insights into the significance of fashions and fads in Japanese culture (for example the recent Tamagochi craze), as well as the various aspects of life in a small neighborhood. Richie gives a real sense of how Japanese society has changed since the Second World War, yet remained rooted in its past. With the eclectic eye and ear of a film-maker, Richie describes the flavor and idiosyncrasies of this chaotic, teeming city. Tokyo is illustrated with 30 intriguing photographs by Seattle-based photographer, Joel Sackett.

Tokyo On Foot

Author: Florent Chavouet
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906400
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This prize-winning book is both an illustrated tour of a Tokyo rarely seen in Japan travel guides and an artist's warm, funny, visually rich, and always entertaining graphic memoir. Florent Chavouet, a young graphic artist, spent six months exploring Tokyo while his girlfriend interned at a company there. Each day he would set forth with a pouch full of color pencils and a sketchpad, and visit different neighborhoods. This stunning book records the city that he got to know during his adventures. It isn't the Tokyo of packaged tours and glossy guidebooks, but a grittier, vibrant place, full of ordinary people going about their daily lives and the scenes and activities that unfold on the streets of a bustling metropolis. Here you find business men and women, hipsters, students, grandmothers, shopkeepers, policemen, and other urban types and tribes in all manner of dress and hairstyles. A temple nestles among skyscrapers; the corner grocery anchors a diverse assortment of dwellings, cafes, and shops—often tangled in electric lines. The artist mixes styles and tags his pictures with wry comments and observations. Realistically rendered advertisements or posters of pop stars contrast with cartoon sketches of iconic objects or droll vignettes, like a housewife walking her pet pig, a Godzilla statue in a local park, and an urban fishing pond that charges 400 yen per half hour. This very personal guide to Tokyo is organized by neighborhood with hand-drawn maps that provide an overview of each neighborhood, but what really defines them is what caught the artist's eye and attracted his formidable drawing talent. Florent Chavouet begins his introduction by observing that, "Tokyo is said to be the most beautiful of ugly cities." With wit, a playful sense of humor, and the multicolor pencils of his kit, he sets aside the question of urban ugliness or beauty and captures the Japanese essence of a great city in this truly vital portrait.


Author: Nicola Barber
Editor: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237531034
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History - People - Living in the city - Economy - Urban regeneration - Management - Transport - Culture, leisure and tourism - Environment - Future of Tokyo - Megacities.

I Live In Tokyo

Author: Mari Takabayashi
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618494842
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Seven-year-old Mimiko introduces her family and describes their activities on special days throughout the year.


Author: Peter Popham
Editor: Kodansha Amer Inc
Size: 19,43 MB
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Examines the quality of life in Tokyo and discusses the architecture and culture of the city

World Film Locations

Author: Chris Magee
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841504831
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Forty-five scenes from classic and contemporary films shot in Tokyo, accompanied by essays.

Food Sake Tokyo

Author: Yukari Sakamoto
ISBN: 189214574X
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Japanese cuisine.

Education In Tokyo

Author: Tokyo (Japan)
Size: 17,79 MB
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Author: Robb Satterwhite
Editor: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9789812329196
Size: 14,73 MB
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