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Rise of Tokyo in Color, Season 1HDTV-PGClosed Captioning

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It's a city that transformed itself from a sprawl of wooden dwellings into a huge modern metropolis. Over 150 years, Tokyo has risen from the ashes twice--from an epic earthquake and a devastating series of bombings--rebuilding itself into the world's largest city. Examine the evolution and modernization of Tokyo through digitally remastered and colorized archival footage.

Customer Reviews

Atrocious pronunciation

Couldn't the Smithsonian Channel have gotten a narrator who could pronounce basic Japanese words?

The old name of Tokyo was not pronounced "Eedo" but "Eddo." That's just an example.

Interesting history of Tokyo

Some interesting facts about several aspects of the rise of modern Tokyo . I knew some of ancient history but the 1920s was new knowledge.

not bad

Mostly, the narrator's voice is mega annoying and doesnt feel right for the topic. I grew up in Tokyo, from 1972-76 when there were very few gaijin. I dont know if this would be as insteresting to someone who hadn’t but maybe. Happy to see Japan at all, frankly.

Rise of Tokyo in Color, Season 1
View in iTunes $2.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Jun 04, 2018
  • CCin English

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