Chapter 1: Tokyo in Picture PostcardsChapter 2: Memories of Tokyo in BooksChapter 3: Links to Memories of Tokyo

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Chapter 2: Memories of Tokyo in Books

This chapter can show you images of Tokyo captured in photographs, and documents dated from the Meiji Period to Showa Period in the collection of the stack room at the Tokyo Metropolitan Library. Copperplate illustrations in the Meiji Period and picture books of travel souvenirs, guides of department stores and railways can give you a glimpse of Tokyo at that time and you can also make interesting discoveries about designs that reflect the periods.

Development of Transportation Modernization of Daily Life Edo within Tokyo
Enjoyments of City Tokyo Bookbinding and Design Recovery from earthquake disaster
School Construction of Tokyo Industry of Tokyo Annual Events in Tokyo
Park of Tokyo Urban Sports Storm and flood damage of Tokyo
Islands of Tokyo Medical Care of City Department stores of Tokyo