The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City

by Anna Sherman


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Anna Sherman's The Bells of Old Tokyo is a beautiful and profound exploration of the history and culture of Tokyo and its residents that is a mix of memoir, cultural history, and journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250206404
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 285,892
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

The Bells of Time 1

Hibiya 7

Nihonbashi: The Zero Point 13

Asakusa: The Mythic Kanto Plain 31

Akasaka: The Invention of Edo 43

Mejiro: A Failed Coup 55

Nezu: Tokugawa Timepieces 65

Ueno: The Last Shogun 81

The Rokumeikan: The Meiji Restoration 103

Tsukiji: The Japanese Empire 113

Yokokawa-Honjo: East of the River 123

Marunouchi: New Origins 133

Kitasuna: The Firebombs of 1945 143

Shiba Kiridoshi: Tokyo Tower 163

Daylight Savings Time: The Occupation 179

Ichigaya: Postwar Prosperity 185

Shinjuku: Tokyo Tomorrow 199

Hibiya: The Imperial Hotel 211

Notes 227

Bibliography 317

Acknowledgments 333

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