Today is Day of Tokyo. On this day in 1868, Edo was renamed to become Tokyo-fu. It is said that Toshimichi Okubo is the person responsible for the naming. Back then, in 1889, there were 15 towns grouped under Tokyo-shi, but they came together with Tokyo-fu in 1943 to form the Tokyo-to we know today. The 23 wards were also split 5 years after the birth of Tokyo-to, in 1948. Currently, Tokyo-to is a bustling metropolitan city that has gone through a series of ups and downs. Today, in conjunction with Day of Tokyo, we have a series of illustrations starring various spots in Tokyo. Find your favorite characters strolling along Tokyo of the past, present and future, and check out the works that show you Tokyo from a range of perspectives!
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