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Tokyo150

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東京150年事業とは

The Tokyo 150 Years Program

The creativity of Tokyo, 150 years on and into the future.
It embraces the creativity of Tokyo which spans over 150 years and continues on into the future. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the renaming of Edo to Tokyo and the establishment of Tokyo Prefecture Government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will implement the "Old meets New: Tokyo 150 Years" program. In addition to holding commemorative events and related PR projects, we will also perform various initiatives in cooperation with existing businesses and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government offices and municipalities.
  • 東京150年ロゴマークについて
    Our Logo
    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the renaming of Edo to Tokyo, we created the logo, “Old meets New: Tokyo 150” in order to enable Tokyo residents to re-experience the charm of Tokyo where “tradition” and “innovation” coexist.
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  • ポスターで見る東京150年
    150 Years of Tokyo in the Poster
    Introducing several posters which depict images of the history and culture of “Tokyo 150 Years” and expresses the feeling of hope and power of Tokyo which has been creating a new era.
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  • 復刻カッパバッジ
    The Return of “Kappa Pins”
    It was released in 1956 for the “Great Tokyo Festival.” We have relaunched the kappa pins, with which you would be familiar with if you grew up in the 1950’s to the 1960’s.
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Tokyo 150 Years Event

  • Memorial EventTentative Name, “Tokyo 150th Year Festival”

    Memorial Event Tentative Name,
    "Tokyo 150th Year Festival”

    Date :Fall 2018
    Venue :Hamarikyu Gardens
    See details
  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    Exhibitions to look back, the “Tokyo 150 Years” will be held at Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Archives, Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, and other locations.
  • Tokyo 150 Year Cruise

    Tokyo 150 Year Cruise

    Sponsored by :Tokyo Metropolitan Government
    Date :June 26, 2018 , June 27, 2018
    Venue :Sumidagawa other
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  • District Municipal Cooperative Projects

    Garden Tour “Hana no Hohoemi (Flowers’ Smiles)”

    Sponsored by :Komagino Garden Arts
    Date :May 15, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Venue :Takao Komagino Garden
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  • District Municipal Cooperative Projects

    “390 Years of Sumida River Fireworks”

    Sponsored by :Sumida Kyodo Bunka Shiryokan
    Date :May 28 - August 26, 2018
    Venue :Sumida Kyodo Bunka Shiryokan
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  • District Municipal Cooperative Projects

    “Hachioji and the Meiji Restoration—From the Perry Expedition to Shizoku Rebellions—”

    Sponsored by :Cultural Assets Division (Hachioji City Kyodo Shiryokan)
    Date :April 3 - May 27, 2018
    Venue :Hachioji City Kyodo Shiryokan
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History of Tokyo

Since its birth, Tokyo has continued to change with each era--Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods.
We will look back on the history of 150 years with photos, data, etc.
  • 東京の成り立ち
    Formation of Tokyo
    We will introduce the formation of Tokyo including the transitions that various administrative districts have gone through.
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Seeing Tokyo 150 Years
through Data and Photos

  • Hustle and Bustle of the City/Trends

    Hustle and Bustle of the City/Trends

    Shibuya Scramble Crossing which has become the symbol of Tokyo. It is said that over 500,000 people a day, 3000 people each time, cross it. There used to be aerial cable cars there in the 1940’s. Tokyo’s vitality and new culture are created where people converge.
    Coming Soon
  • Tradition Meets New Values

    Tradition Meets New Values

    Ginza is a town of civilization and enlightenment. Gas lights were lit, and electric streetcars had run. Moga (modern girls), mobo (modern boys), Miyuki tribe, pedestrian paradise, state-of-the-art fashion, and new trends--they were all born from this town. And from Tokyo's Ginza into the world’s Ginza. Its brilliance shines further into the future.
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  • Tokyo, the City where People Gather and Overflow with Vitality

    Tokyo, the City where People Gather and Overflow with Vitality

    This is Nagai Bridge at the Sumida River. Tokyo has been the capital of water since the Edo period. As a means for transportation and for the distribution of goods, this area was filled with lively activities as a place for people to gather and relax. At the waterside of Tokyo that is moving toward the future, what kind of lively activities will they come up with next?
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  • Call out to the World from Downtown Landmarks

    Call out to the World from Downtown Landmarks

    Ryounkaku was an observation deck in Asakusa during the Meiji era. Japan's first elevators were built there and was the downtown area landmark during the Meiji era. Over a century later came the Tokyo Skytree. The new symbol of Tokyo, the appeal of the downtown is spreading to the world.
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  • Fusion of Abundant Nature and New Lifestyles

    Fusion of Abundant Nature and New Lifestyles

    Many people relocated to Tama after World War II. Tama was connected to the city center via steam locomotives, and the new town created a new lifestyle. Tokyo offers comfort to its residents and welcomes visitors. It has beautiful of nature and has a rich food culture. It’s the kind of place you like more, the more you get to know it.
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  • Development of Tokyo as a Festival City

    Development of Tokyo as a Festival City

    At the beginning of the Meiji era, Edo was renamed to Tokyo, and that’s how Tokyo as a modern city was born. As a celebration, the emperor who was living in Edo castle gave sake to the townspeople of "Edo." It has been 150 years since then. Although the appearance of the city and the people have changed, the hustle and bustle of Tokyo are forever.
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  • Food: Food Culture Since the Edo Period and International Cuisines

    Food: Food Culture Since the Edo Period and International Cuisines

    With the culture of vegetable farming and consumption passed down from the Edo period, the Edo-Tokyo vegetables are still being cultivated to this day. They are the root of Edo cuisine. Tokyo is the capital of food and creates a unique food culture that offers dishes from all over the world. And Tokyo’s culture is constantly evolving with the fusion of tradition and innovation.
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  • Fashion that Creates State-of-the-Art Trends with Bold Ideas

    Fashion that Creates State-of-the-Art Trends with Bold Ideas

    During the Meiji period, Japanese women began incorporating Western items into their fashion, enjoying freedom in their styles. The Tokyoite creativity produces a new value by linking different elements ​​freely, mixing East and West. The ability to create a leading-edge fashion to disseminate to the world.
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  • Traffic that Brings New Vitality to the City Where People Gather

    Traffic that Brings New Vitality to the City Where People Gather

    Rickshaws were invented when we entered the Meiji era, adding liveliness to the city. The development of transportation brought new vitality to Tokyo. Now, the fuel cell buses that use hydrogen have started running in Tokyo, for the first time in Japan. Future metropolitan transportation is already starting to take shape.
    Coming Soon
  • The World Recognizes the Skilled Techniques Passed Down from Person to Person

    The World Recognizes the Skilled Techniques Passed Down from Person to Person

    Traditional handicrafts of Edo nurtured by 400 years of history. Skilled workmanship has been handed down from person to person, breathed into the lives of people, polished without pause. And now, the tradition meets the new; it’s Japanese designs and art recognized by the world.
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