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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