Since the foundation of the city as the de facto capital of Japan vis-à-vis the ancient capital of Kyoto in the early 17th century, Tokyo has claimed itself as the site for new artistic experimentations, expressions and pop imagination and served as Japan's political and economic center. Given such seemingly "unique" characteristics, this course will closely examine the history, manifestations, and political significations of Tokyo as the epicenter of Japanese art and culture.
Tokyo Station, then and now
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