Using a rich array of materials, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time in English or Japanese the graphic tale of the Kanto earthquake's destruction of Tokyo in 1923 and explains how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on the state of urban, consumer society. He also examines how the unprecedented calamity encouraged inhabitants to entertain new types of modernity as they rebuilt their world.He asked officials to allow aour neighborhooda to retain a sacred tree that resided at 1-banchi, AwajichA, Kanda Ward. ... the chairman warned the official that no individual in the ward would dare cut down this tree, no matter how much money anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan|
|Author||:||J. Charles Schencking|
|Publisher||:||Columbia University Press - 2013-08-20|