The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 117 - Dr. Paul Kreitman (Columbia)

June 28, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Krietman uncovers the history of human waste in Tokyo, from early modern nightsoil collection to postwar sewage systems.  We discuss the Edo nightsoil economy, impacts of infrastructural development and World War II, and municipal efforts to clean up the city leading up to the 1964 and 2020 Olympic games.