CHRONOLOGY

1867

Tokugawa Bakufu in collapse Meiji Restoration staged by modernising samurai Edo renamed Tokyo 1868

 

GLOSSARY

Edo

a shogunate capital of Japan renamed Tokyo

third shogunate location period and name for 17th cent to 19th cent Edo Period

Edo Period

the Tokugawa Shogunate 1603 - 1868

a strict social order and a closed country gave peace + limited economic growth

Dejima Island Nagasaki

the connection between Edo Japan and the world

the Portuguese trading post became Dutch in the closed Edo Japan re religion

Tokyo

Edo renamed Eastern Capital

nankyo Southern Capital Nanking, hokkyo Northern Capital Peking

bakuto

professional gamblers

Edo low life with tekiya street vendors becoming the modern yakuza

burakumin

hamlet people unclean trades workers

Edo Period outcasts still subject to social and employment discrimination

cartelisation

anti free market tendency

much developed in Japan via Edo Period Cameralism cf arrested Listianism

detchiboko

apprenticeship

Edo Period on the job training sometimes rewarded by norenwake

Hakone

town 100km West of Tokyo

location of Edo Period internal travel passport control barrier cf sekisho

han

fief domain principality

atomised division of Edo Japan into close to 300 small feudal principalities

Honda

Toshiaki Honda 1744 - 1821

Edo Period economist advisor to Shogun with an advance outlining of Meiji policy

kabuki

sing dance skill

townspeople's light opera of Edo Period now high culture vs Kabukicho

Kansai

West of barrier West Japan

an Edo Period internal control barrier was at Hakone vs Kanto, East Japan

Kanto

East of barrier East Japan

an Edo Period internal control barrier was at Hakone vs Kansai, West Japan

manshu

Manchuria

second post Edo economic plan first being Meiji cf geopolitics, Listianism

Mitsui founder

Takatoshi Mitsui 1622 - 1694

revolutionised Edo Period retailing and entered into banking and finance

no

Noh

classical opera of Edo Period now elite high culture vs kabuki

norenwake

sharing trade name

Edo Period paying off apprentices with trade name a distant form of MBOs

ryoko

travel

mass travel existed in Edo Period hence special psychology of tabibito

Sekigahara

battlefield South East of Lake Biwa

Ieyasu Tokugawa won 1600 to found Tokugawa Shogunate cf Edo

tekiya

street vendor stall holder

Edo low life with bakuto professional gamblers becoming modern yakuza

Tokugawa

virtue river

family name of Edo Shogunate 17th cent to 19th cent cf Edo Period

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