2017 no. 22

Special Feature

Tokyo, a 400-Year Narrative

As the countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games continues, the world has become even more intrigued by Tokyo. For more than 400 years, ever since the Tokugawa Shogunate established its headquarters in Edo (present-day Tokyo), people have continued to be drawn to the city. These pages look at the metropolis from different angles, revealing its tremendous energy and influence.

Top: Scramble crossing in front of Shibuya Station, which serves more than 3 million passengers a day. (Photo: Getty Images)
Left: Trams pass in front of Shibuya Station in 1950. (Photo: Mainichi Newspapers)

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