notNeutral City on a Plate: Tokyo

Item# NNTOK


This notNeutral porcelain plate measures 12” (30.48 cm) across, with central Tokyo printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green. Each plate is boxed and includes a key to the buildings and spaces included on the plate. Dishwasher safe. Made in Poland.

Tokyo - pop. 13.2 million. Tokyo began as a settlement named Edo (noted in white), which by the mid-1600s was the center of a shogun powerbase that had a nationwide military presence. In 1869 Emperor Meiji renamed the city and claimed it as the seat of the Japanese Empire. Twice left in ruins, after the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 and extensive firebombing in WWII, the city rebuilt itself, peaking in the 1980s during its real estate and technology boom. Tokyo has continued to build upon itself, building on top old ruins to make way for the new in a city with intense density.  



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