The Last Shogun

The Meiji Restoration - as history calls it - toppled the shogunate, and brought a seventeen-year-old boy emperor back from the secluded Imperial Palace in Kyoto to preside over what amounted to a political and cultural revolution.

The Last Shogun

The Meiji Restoration - as history calls it - toppled the shogunate, and brought a seventeen-year-old boy emperor back from the secluded Imperial Palace in Kyoto to preside over what amounted to a political and cultural revolution. With this, Japan's extraordinary self-modernization began in earnest.

The Last Shogun

In this remarkable account of the life of Japan's last Shogun, the arrival of U.S. Commodore Perry's squadron is shown to be the spark that ignited the cataclysm that reached its climax with the fall of the Shogunate in 1868.

The Last Shogun

In this remarkable account of the life of Japan's last Shogun, the arrival of U.S. Commodore Perry's squadron is shown to be the spark that ignited the cataclysm that reached its climax with the fall of the Shogunate in 1868. This brought a 17 year-old boy emperor from the seclusion of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto to preside over what became a political and cultural revolution: with this, Japan's extraordinary modernisation began in earnest.

The Bells of Old Tokyo

Ueno: The Last Shogun The Flower Ornament Scripture Translation of the
Avatamsaka Sutra – page 66. ... For Tokugawa Yoshinobu's departure from Edo,
Shiba Ryōtarō's The Last Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu (Juliet
Winters ...

The Bells of Old Tokyo

An elegant and absorbing tour of Tokyo and its residents From 1632 until 1854, Japan’s rulers restricted contact with foreign countries, a near isolation that fostered a remarkable and unique culture that endures to this day. In hypnotic prose and sensual detail, Anna Sherman describes searching for the great bells by which the inhabitants of Edo, later called Tokyo, kept the hours in the shoguns’ city. An exploration of Tokyo becomes a meditation not just on time, but on history, memory, and impermanence. Through Sherman’s journeys around the city and her friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, The Bells of Old Tokyo follows haunting voices through the labyrinth that is the Japanese capital: an old woman remembers escaping from the American firebombs of World War II. A scientist builds the most accurate clock in the world, a clock that will not lose a second in five billion years. The head of the Tokugawa shogunal house reflects on the destruction of his grandfathers’ city: “A lost thing is lost. To chase it leads to darkness.” The Bells of Old Tokyo marks the arrival of a dazzling new writer who presents an absorbing and alluring meditation on life in the guise of a tour through a city and its people.

Japan at War

In 1858, the existing shogun, Tokugawa Iesada, died in office, and Yoshinobu
was considered his logical successor. However, a political row developed ... The
Last Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Hitotsubasi Keiki (Tokugawa ...

Japan at War

This compelling reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day. * Topic finder lists * A comprehensive timeline * 10 maps of key military theaters * Essential primary source documents related to the military history of Japan

The Shogun s City

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Shogun s City

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Japan Foundation Newsletter

BOOKS IN OTHER LANGUAGES Newly Published The Last Shogun : The Life of
Tokugawa Yoshinobu . Ryōtaro Shiba . Trans . Juliet Winters Carpenter . New
York : Kodansha America , Inc . , 1998 . xxxi + 255 pp . ISBN 1 - 56836 - 246 - 3 .

The Japan Foundation Newsletter


Uncharted Waters Intellectual Life in the Edo Period

from the shogunate.2 then in 1627 there was the so-called Purple robe Incident (
shie chokkyo jiken 紫衣勅許事件), when ... one exception to this was tokugawa
yoshinobu 徳川慶喜(1837–1913), the last shogun, who was the son of a princess,
 ...

Uncharted Waters  Intellectual Life in the Edo Period

Intellectual life in Edo-period Japan was sometimes harmoniously productive, sometimes destructively vicious, but never stagnant. This volume, compiled in honour of Prof. W.J. Boot, offers eleven essays that explore the intellectual scene of Edo-period Japan from a variety of perspectives.

Voices of Early Modern Japan Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns

Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns Constantine
Nomikos Vaporis Ph.D. ... known as the shogunate, in Edo (now Tokyo), until
1867, when the 15th and final shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, resigned.

Voices of Early Modern Japan  Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life During the Age of the Shoguns

Based on fresh translations of historical documents, this volume offers a revealing look at Japan during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns from 1600–1868, focusing on the day-to-day lives of both the rich and powerful and ordinary citizens. • 60 original documents, divided into 42 thematic sections • A chronology of Japanese history from roughly a half century before the beginning of the Tokugawa period until the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868, with selected events in world history included

The Dorama Encyclopedia

However, Iemochi dies after only five years in office, and Yoshinobu becomes the
fifteenth Tokugawa Shogun at the young, but ... but faces opposition from
Satsuma and Chöshü, two southern domains whose activities also feature in
LIFE OF A FLOWER and AS IF IN FLIGHT. ... and Tosa, who demand that this “
last Shogun” not only give up his powers, but also hand over government land to
the Emperor.

The Dorama Encyclopedia

An entertaining reference to popular Japanese TV shows, from the publisher of The Anime Encyclopedia.

Mori Arinori s Life and Resources in America

Prolonged famines in the 1830s led to an upsurge in rebellions against daimyō
and Tokugawa authorities, especially Oshio Heiachiro's rebellion in Osaka ...
Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last shogun, resigned and returned to his home
domain.

Mori Arinori s Life and Resources in America

Mori Arinori's Life and Resources in America sheds much light on the shape of an American society, government, and economy recovering from the Civil War. This book—originally published in English in Washington, D.C., in 1871—was written by Japan's first diplomatic representative in the United States. Historian John E. Van Sant has edited, annotated, and introduced this uniquely illuminating text, making it readily accessible to the contemporary audience it deserves.