Publisher: Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd., 1972
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 105888
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige linen cloth-covered boards with title blind-stamped on the cover and stamped in brown on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket and publisher's cardboard slipcase with photographically illustrated label. Photographs by Koji Morooka. Text in Japanese. Includes a list of plates (in Japanese and English). 160 pp. (including 2 two-page gatefolds), profusely illustrated with black-and-white plates. 11-3/8 x 8-5/8 inches.
Fine in Fine dustjacket and slipcase; lacking obi (Japanese wrap-around band).
This compendium of photographs presents Tokyo and its denizens across the historically crucial years between 1935 and 1972. Included here are images documenting ordinary citizens, shops and homes, urban landmarks, Imperial processions, panoramas of World War II ruins, war refugees living in underground shelters, urban renewal, the Olympic games and the new skyscrapers and superhighways that reoriented the city's social and physical landscape.