Edo period

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  • Samurai Downfall

    system. Although samurais were once known as “Great”, the samurai’s downfall was inevitable because they want to keep the same traditions not trying modernize. During the eighth century, the Heian Period, around the year 800 to 1200, Samurai originally was referred to household servants. The Heian Era was a time where Japan’s government was ruled by an Emperor who ruled by military force. The Emperor had heavy taxation and those who refused to pay the fine, which were rich landowners, were killed by a well organized calvary called…

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  • Tenmyouya Hisashi Essay

    Edo Era was a strong military run government, highest members of society were the samurai, the knights of Japan, and also leader of the country was named the Shogun. Being a strong lover of the Bushido Code, Hisashi really enjoyed many subjects the Edo Era had to show including the art styles of the street vendors, being this is a time before the western craze hit Japan it was all creative while also being innovating. This is the style that he craved and desired so he created BASARA. The street…

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  • Economic Development Of The Edo Period

    The Edo period or Tokugawa Period lasted for over 250 years. It’s known as the last traditional Japanese government and the beginning of the Early Modern Japan. In the Edo period there were a significant economic developments and in my opinion the Tokugawa shogun period provide the foundation for modern economic growth in and after the Meiji period despite that the Japan economy couldn’t growth as rapid as the European one. However, there are a historical debates about the modern economic growth…

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  • Confucianism During The Tokugawa Era

    understand the meaning of the word patience.” Tokugawas main goal was to unite Japan, no matter how long it took. To him patience was not just waiting, it was enduring the hardships and all about self control. Tokugawa came to power by claiming descent from Minamoto Yamritomo. He ruled over japan from 1590–1616, and after his death his heirs occupied the shogunate and japan enjoyed peace for more than 250 years. This period of time in Japanese history is known as the Tokugawa period, which…

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  • Sakoku In Japan

    Imagining a country that is totally closed off from all exterior surroundings is very difficult do, as there are very few countries that even have the resources for such an endeavor. This is the perceived vision of what Japan was like during the Tokugawa period, where the Shoguns employed an idea of Sakoku in Japan. But what does Sakoku mean? There is a literal translation of closing down the country, but the foreign relations policy did not follow this word for word translation . Along with…

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  • The Bakufu System

    1185. At 1185, the family of “Taira” fought with the family of “Minamoto”, this two family are the Samurai family at that period, this battle during late Heian-period, and this battle is meaningful for the late of history of Japan, because when this battle finished, the Family of “Taira” is destroyed by the family of “Minamoto” and the family of “Minamoto” established the first Bakufu system, called the “Kamakura bakufu”, this…

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  • Five Women Who Loved Love Analysis

    The book Five Women Who Loved Love was written by novelist and poet Saikaku Ihara. It is a combination of five novels and was first published in 1686. These different novels have been around for 330 years now and has since been a very popular book as age increased. Ihara was able to really understand the modern world. He was a writer during the Genroku period, which was the Edo era and known as the golden age. Saikaku born in 1642 and is a son of a wealthy merchant in Osaka. He had a…

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  • The Role Of Heroes In The Edo Period

    The Edo period consisted of a variety of different heroes. Samurai class were the typical heroes in the Edo Period. When samurai leaders were defeated in battle, they would perform a ritual called sudoku. These samurai were always to be loyal to their master. Heroes during Edo period were mostly male, strategic and fierce in battle. Heroes were smart and fool-proof. Musashi was a young boy whose mother died and had a father that abandoned him. He was left in a monastery to be taught…

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  • Burakumin Sociology

    Ever since humans have found characteristics with which to distinguish themselves from others, there has been discrimination. Today the characteristics that define these groups most prevalently affected by discrimination are race, religion, age, and sex. However even the minutest physical characteristics, like hair color, can give reason for this baseless prejudice. Early records in japan indicate an “untouchable” social class that occupied undesirable jobs like tending to the dead and butchery.…

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  • Saigō Takamori's Role In Japanese Politics

    of employment as early as 1844 working in the county office, the start of his political career, even if he had not realized an interest in political affairs. To reinforce his personal experience of hardship, he saw that, from his station, the people of Satsuma were subject to high taxes and a struggling ability to meet food demands due to a skewed proportion of farmers to Samurai. When his parents died in 1852, he took on the role of family head to the large family of twelve, claiming that if…

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