Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:14 PM
Walks in "Burning Tokyo" of the Sixties
60nendai "moeru Tokyo" wo aruku
BEAT, Takeshi (ビートたけし), HIDAKA, Tsunetaro (日高恒太郎) et al
JTB Publishing, Tokyo (2005)
By all accounts Tokyo was a pretty lively place in the 60s. There was an active left-wing political scene protesting against everything from the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty to airport expansion; the Beatles and all the rest of that sixties stuff reached Japan too; and even the criminals seem a lot more exciting then than they are now. This book gives a year-by-year account of events and provides walking maps of the areas they happened in.