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The Bells Of Old Tokyo

Author: Anna Sherman.

The Bells Of Old Tokyo

Author: Anna Sherman.

$28.00 $7.98
Item #: D22192
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250206404
From 1632 until 1854, Japan's rulers restricted contact with foreign countries, a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures to this day. In hypnotic prose and sensual detail, Anna Sherman describes searching for the great bells by which the inhabitants of Edo, later called Tokyo, kept the hours in the shoguns' city. Spanning the centuries, this ... More
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From 1632 until 1854, Japan's rulers restricted contact with foreign countries, a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures to this day. In hypnotic prose and sensual detail, Anna Sherman describes searching for the great bells by which the inhabitants of Edo, later called Tokyo, kept the hours in the shoguns' city. Spanning the centuries, this "meditative exploration of time and change" (Wall Street Journal) contains the individual voices of a Tokugawa shogun, a woman remembering the firebombs of World War II, and a scientist who created the world's most accurate clock.


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