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Kyoto’s Renaissance

Ancient Capital for Modern Japan

John Breen Maruyama Hiroshi Takagi Hiroshi

238 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Draws on archive of material, a first in English to take an in-depth look at Kyoto’s modern transformation – its reinvention after ‘collapse’ (Meiji Restoration) and relocation of the imperial court to Tokyo. Includes: introduction, chapters on notable historical elements that sustain Kyoto as a quintessentially modern ‘ancient capital’ today.