Tokyo – Ginza ( in Japanese letters)

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Article ID ASN0769


Tokyo – Ginza ( in Japanese letters)


Representation of Tokyo, a street with horse train


ca. 1890



Historical Description

According to archaeological finds, the urban area was already populated in the Stone Age. Tokyo was originally a small fishing port under its own name Edo. Around 1457 the last Daimyō Ōta Dōkan a castle was built near the village. The settlement only gained importance in 1590 when it became the property of the Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543–1616). The city's history began in 1446, when Dta Dōkan began building Edo Castle in a swamp on the north bank of what is now Tokyo Bay, according to some fishing villages. In 1590 this castle went to Tokugawa Ieyasu, who founded his new Shogunate and thus the Edo period after his victory in the Battle of Sekigahara. In addition to Kyoto, Edo became the political and central center of the country. With the Meiji restoration in 1868, the Shogunate was lost and the seat of the Tennō moved to Edo, the castle became the Imperial Palace and Edo got its new name Tokyo, the Eastern Capital. From then on, one of the city's population, who was one of the world's representatives with two million units around 1910.

Dimensions (cm)29 x 36
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored


33.00 €

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