CHRONOLOGY

1600

Ieyasu Tokugawa wins at Sekigahara, appointed Shogun by Emperor 1603 and Edo Period 1603 - 1868

 

GLOSSARY

Edo Period

the Tokugawa Shogunate 1603 - 1868

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

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

Edo

a shogunate capital of Japan renamed Tokyo

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

Hakone

town 100km West of Tokyo

location of Edo Period internal travel passport control barrier cf sekisho

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

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

Tokugawa

virtue river

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

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