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    Japan’s Tokugawa (or Edo) period, lasted from 1603 to 1867. This was the final era of the traditional Japanese government before the modern era. The Qin dynasty lasted from 221-206BC. Thought it was brief, it was very important in Chinese history. The main weakness of the Tokugawa was an internal crisis and Western intrusion. However, the Tokugawa had a great economy, commerce and manufacturing industry. The strengths of the Qing Dynasty were the ability to improve methods of irrigation, which increased

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    The Demon In The Teahouse

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    Fiction is a genre that has some qualities that are historically accurate, but it also has some qualities that are historically inaccurate. The Demon in the Teahouse is a book written by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler that takes place in Japan during the Edo Period. The main character is Seksei who has to go through many quests in order to solve the murder mystery of a young geisha. He is adopted by Judge Ooka in order to train to become a samurai. Before this, he was the son of a merchant who was not able

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    Ukiyo-E Art Analysis

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    a complex undertaking involving many different people at different levels. In this paper I will argue that although all subjects of Ukiyo-e painting were tightly related to the Edo society at a certain time period, landscapes, which appeared at the last stage of Ukiyo-e’s boom, served as a totally different function to Edo society compared to the

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    Medieval Japanese Castles

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    Despite the hundreds of castles built in the Medieval Japanese time period only twelve survive to this very day. The history of Medieval Japanese castles are still evident in today’s society through structures, buildings or documents. After much research on castles in Medieval Japan I came to the question of ‘What was the purpose of constructing castles in the time of Medieval Japan?’ Two castles in particular are testament to this and answer the question. These castles are the Himeji Castle and

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    As I’ve discovered over the course of my research, this is the image most people have of samurai. Set during a turbulent period in Japan’s history as the country began its uneasy transition from ancient tradition to modern world power, it features 1870s Japan indelibly stamped with Hollywood’s mark. The film is about two men from very different backgrounds who become united

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    Sogoro's Rebellion

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    government’s approach towards society’s issues. Protests present different experiences and voices which are not immediately perceptible in normal instances, but based on a particular socio-political movement they may resurface. The Tokugawa and Meiji periods encountered several instances of uprising amongst the peasantry—most notably those led by Oshio Heihachiro, Tanaka Shozo, and Sakura Sogoro. The story of Sakura Sogoro—a protest in which an archetypal heroic peasant martyr appealed directly to elites

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    The Charter Oath promulgated in 1868 outlined the Meiji government’s central goals. One of these goals was a pledge to seek wisdom throughout the world in order to strengthen the foundation of the Imperial State. The writers of this Oath understood that in order for the Japanese to compete with the western world, they must be as educationally advanced. The only way for this to happen, was to see first hand what westerners were studying. The Meiji government sent 50 high officials and students to

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    The history of tea can be traced back to the time of “Three Emperors and Five Sovereigns” in ancient China. During Jin Dynasty and Northern and Southern Dynasties, tea became a favorite beverage to many literati who used to be fond of wine, therefore, the substitution of tea for wine was introduced. Later, they began to write poems and songs about tea, symbolized tea-drinking was seeped into the realm of spirit. It became a way of cultivating minds and expressing spirits for people to show hospitalities

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    samurai was the loyalty. Genji had been loyal to his family name who were Kirishitans. After the day Genji’s family had died he had kept the name until he had seen lord disgraced on front of the shogun. He was loyal when he had helped seikei travel to Edo. In my opinion when Genji had kept the family name from dying is that he is loyal enough to have the religion keep

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    The Edo period was established by Tokugawa Ieyasu after the Sengoku Period of “warring states”. That was the time of nation-wide stability coupled with stringent social order adopted from China to prevent social chaos of previous years. This led to the creation of a Shinokosho class system which was the “theory classifying people into four major functional categories. In order of importance, they were the samurai, peasants, artisans and the merchants. Movement between classes was restricted and ‘status

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    Tokugawa Period Essay

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    Tokugawa Period The Tokugawa Period, also referred to as the Edo Period, took place from 1603 to 1868 in Japan. It was an era of artistic growth, intellectual development, strict foreign policies, and set social order. Under the shogunate leader, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan became isolated from all outside influence. The main religion was Confucianism, as Christianity/ Catholicism was banned. Tokugawa Ieyasu also shifted the capital to Edo, which is modern day Tokyo. Education became available to many

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    island country in East Asia along the Pacific Ocean with a population of about 127 million and an approximate 146 square mile area. It 's biggest religions are Shintoism and Buddhism. It 's biggest city is Tokyo which used to be known as Edo Japan in the 1600s. Edo Japan rose about in the early 1600s after the death of Hideyoshi. It was a time of peace, stability and economic growth. The military (shogunate) were primarily in control and the shogun was Tokugawa Ieyashu. He established peace over Japan

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    Tokyo Persuasive Speech

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    Did you watch the closing ceremony of Pyeongchang Olympic 2018 ? Do you know Japanese Winter Olympic National Team renew the record of meals in Japanese history? And next Summer Olympic games will be held in Tokyo. The last time when we had Summer Olympic games in Tokyo was in 1964. There were a lot of foreigners and I assume there were little resources about Tokyo because the internet was not spread as well as these days. Then there were a lot of people who couldn’t enjoy enough Tokyo. So I’m going

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    armed merchant ships destined for South-East Asian ports’ (Saldais M, Smith R, Taylor T, Young C, 2012). Ieyasu was also a strong believer in having a stronger emphasis on education. He had organised several free of cost Buddhist schools throughout Edo, teaching the faith that he very strongly believed in. Tokugawa believed in the Buddhist religion to the extent, that him and his army began killing Christians on the coast of Japan, if they were ever found. Tokugawa Ieyasu was also the first person

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    Japan Tokugawa Period

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    During the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1867), in Japan was ruled by strict customs and regulations intended to promote stability and peace. The Edo period was also known as the Tokugawa period because it was when the Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. The Tokugawa period has brought two hundred and fifty years of stability in Japan. This period was characterized by economic growth, strict social order, isolationist foreign policies, a stable population, peace, and

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    During the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1867), in Japan was ruled by strict customs and regulations intended to promote stability and peace. The Edo period was also known as the Tokugawa period because it was when the Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. The Tokugawa period has brought two hundred and fifty years of stability in Japan. This period was characterized by economic growth, strict social order, isolationist foreign policies, a stable population, peace, and

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    Structure Of Iki Analysis

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    expression, thanks to the influential work The Structure of Iki by Kuki Shuzo (1888 – 1941). Unlike other aesthetic ideals, which were usually reserved for the aristocrats, the warriors and the wealthy, iki originated among the urbane commoners of Edo, especially around the pleasure quarter in the eighteenth century. It is from this background, from the special relationship between the geisha and her patron that iki derives its unique characteristic – its duality. As this essay attempts to demonstrate

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    The beginning of the Meiji Era and the road to Japan modernization, all began when Emperor Mutsuhito chose the name “Meiji” meaning “enlightened ruler” for his reign. This era emerged with the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868 and was a period of historic social, political and economic changes leading to Japan’s conversion from a medieval nation to a modern and western nation, that we know of today (Tsutsui, 152). Preceding the 1868 Restoration, Japan was ruled by feudal lords, with a feudal

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    In 1868, the Tokugawa shogun lost his power and status, leading to the beginning of the Meiji Restoration by the Meiji emperor. To restore the emperor’s power, the capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. This was also the period Japan exposed itself to Western influences, following Commodore Perry’s demands for Japan to open up to trade in 1853. The development of modern Japan saw changes in the kimono that reflected this Western influence and the subsequent social, political and economic changes

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    What leads to the different result of the Westernization Movement and Meiji Restoration? Many reasons are connected with the difference. Firstly, Japan established the imperial power. The essence of the Meiji Restoration in Japan was to re-establish the uniqueness of the imperial power, and to complete the centralization. New regime helped new policy to implement. The task of centralization of China has been completed as early as the Qin Dynasty. The imperial power in China was in stability with

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