The Book Of Tokyo

Author: Hideo Furukawa
Editor: Comma Press
Size: 13,12 MB
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A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to embark on an unstoppable rampage through the city’s train network… A young woman is accompanied home one night by a reclusive student, and finds herself lured into a flat full of eerie Egyptian artefacts… A man suspects his young wife’s obsession with picnicking every weekend in the city’s parks hides a darker motive… At first, Tokyo appears in these stories as it does to many outsiders: a city of bewildering scale, awe-inspiring modernity, peculiar rules, unknowable secrets and, to some extent, danger. Characters observe their fellow citizens from afar, hesitant to stray from their daily routines to engage with them. But Tokyo being the city it is, random encounters inevitably take place – a naïve book collector, mistaken for a French speaker, is drawn into a world he never knew existed; a woman seeking psychiatric help finds herself in a taxi with an older man wanting to share his own peculiar revelations; a depressed divorcee accepts an unexpected lunch invitation to try Thai food for the very first time… The result in each story is a small but crucial change in perspective, a sampling of the unexpected yet simple pleasure of other people’s company. As one character puts it, ‘The world is full of delicious things, you know.’

The Little Book Of Tokyo

Author: Ben Simmons
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462920209
Size: 20,12 MB
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Take a photographic journey through the modern marvels and historical treasures of Tokyo with this informative, portable Japan travel guide. In The Little Book of Tokyo, veteran photojournalist Ben Simmons continues a quest he began over two decades ago to seek out and share his creative viewpoint and insider's perspective. Small enough to carry while traveling in Japan, this book is an ideal travel companion for a Tokyo experience, whether you're planning a trip, already on your way, or merely dream of going. A series of 50 informative mini essays are organized into four chapters: Tokyo's Edo Legacy Tokyo Towns City Perspectives Spirit of Tokyo The Little Book of Tokyo is the perfect introduction to this enchanting, ultra-modern megacity and provides an immersive take on Tokyo combining Japanese history, photography and cultural commentary. It weaves a tapestry of the city's many unique idiosyncrasies, offering strategies for exploring the High City to the Low City, Tokyo Bay to the top of Tokyo Skytree, and the most critical places and happenings in between, including architecture, festivals, and landmarks. It also beautifully captures the many inhabitants of Tokyo, painting a rich and multi-faceted picture of this capital city.


Author: Ashley Evanson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524792349
Size: 13,30 MB
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Hello, Tokyo! Touch the snow as it falls quietly on Mt. Fuji. This board book series pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of the iconic art, architecture, food, and culture of cities around the world. Both children and adults are sure to love these hip and charming books! In Tokyo, you can use all your senses while discovering the city: smell cherry blossoms in beautiful gardens, taste sushi at the fish market, and feel peaceful inside a temple.

The Air Of Tokyo

Author: Wendy Ella Wright
Editor: ISBS
ISBN: 9780957873506
Size: 18,68 MB
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This novel of a never-ending journey between the West and Japan reflects a new world of constant transition, a world in which love forms the reality and the dreams of the future.

I Live In Tokyo

Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618494842
Size: 15,47 MB
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Seven-year-old Mimiko introduces her family and describes their activities on special days throughout the year.


Author: Barbara E. Thornbury
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498523684
Size: 14,88 MB
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Tokyo: Memory, Imagination, and the City is a collection of eight essays that explore Tokyo urban space from the perspective of memory in works of the imagination—novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and films. Written by scholars of Japanese studies based in England, Germany, Japan, and the United States, the book focuses on texts produced in Japan since the 1980s. The closing years of the Shōwa period (1926-1989) were a watershed decade of spatial transformation in Tokyo. It was also a time (in Japan, as elsewhere) when conversations about the nature of memory—historical, cultural, collective, and individual—intensified. The contributors to the volume share the view that works of the imagination are constitutive elements of how cities are experienced and perceived. Each of the essays responds to the growing interest in studies on Tokyo with a literary-cultural orientation.


Author: Donald Richie
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890344
Size: 17,77 MB
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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.

The Shogun S City

Author: Noël Nouët
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0904404617
Size: 11,46 MB
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tokyo Stories

Author: Lawrence Rogers
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520217881
Size: 10,88 MB
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A collection of translated stories about life in Tokyo throughout most of the twentieth century.