March 31, 2020
Bureau of Urban Development
To share the history of Tokyo’s urban development internationally, Tokyo Metropolitan Government has produced an English version of “The Changing Face of Tokyo,” a book it released last June to a favorable reception.
Featuring an abundance of illustrations, the book guides readers through over 400 years of Tokyo’s urban development history and the many changes the city has seen in this period.
The book’s cover
Ryogoku-bashi in the Edo Period
Source: “Ryogoku-bashi yusuzumi zenzu” (Ryogoku bridge in the cool of the evening)
Property of the National Diet Library
The completion of Tokyo Station in the Taisho-era
Source: “A magnificent view of Tokyo station, the entrance to the imperial capital”
Property of Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library
Please find information regarding the sale of the book below.
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Regional Coordination Section