TOKYO 2001-2002: Annual Guide to the City, by the staff of Tokyo Q with Rick Kennedy. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2001, 160 pp., 130 b/w images, $9.95.

This was in the 17th century, when guides to the famous sights were on sale, each succeeding title increasingly detailed. And specialized. “A Dappled Cloth of Edo” and “Records of Japanese Efflorescence” provided less official and more personal views.

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