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Tokyo's Modernization Was Fueled by This Disastrous Earthquake

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Tokyo's Modernization Was Fueled by This Disastrous Earthquake

Short | 02:03

In 1923, Tokyo lay in ruins after the devastation of the Great Kanto Earthquake. Just seven years later, it was a city reborn: from the iconic Ginza shopping center to the world famous Kabuki-za Theater.

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    • Wednesday
    • 2:00pm
    Jul 25
    • Saturday
    • 9:00am
    Jul 28

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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.

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