Stranger in the Shogun s City

The campaign's architect was not the shogun himself, but his adviser, the chief
councilor Mizuno Tadakuni. Mizuno believed that the shogunate needed a strong
hand and a new set of policies to face the twin threats of domestic unrest and ...

Author: Amy Stanley

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1501188526

Category: History

Page: 352

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A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West. The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in a rural Japanese village and was expected to live a traditional life much like her mother’s. But after three divorces—and a temperament much too strong-willed for her family’s approval—she ran away to make a life for herself in one of the largest cities in the world: Edo, a bustling metropolis at its peak. With Tsuneno as our guide, we experience the drama and excitement of Edo just prior to the arrival of American Commodore Perry’s fleet, which transformed Japan. During this pivotal moment in Japanese history, Tsuneno bounces from tenement to tenement, marries a masterless samurai, and eventually enters the service of a famous city magistrate. Tsuneno’s life provides a window into 19th-century Japanese culture—and a rare view of an extraordinary woman who sacrificed her family and her reputation to make a new life for herself, in defiance of social conventions. Immersive and fascinating, Stranger in the Shogun’s City is a revelatory work of history, layered with rich detail and delivered with beautiful prose, about the life of a woman, a city, and a culture.

The Shogun s Silver Telescope and the Cargo of the New Year s Gift

... Hirotaka 179-180 Thomas ( ship ) 65–66,85–86 , 88 , 92–93 , 194-195 , 199–
203 , 210–215 , 222 Timon of Athens 83–84 Timur ( Tamberlaine ) 113-115 , 197
Titian ( Tiziano Vecelli ) 117 tobacco 59 Tokugawa Hidetada ( 2nd shogun ) 9-10
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Author: Timon Screech

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198832036

Category: Great Britain

Page: 336

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The story of two extraordinary gifts from King James I of England to the Shogun of Japan - and what this tells us about says about the seventeenth century England from which they came and the quizzical Asian rulers to whom they were given.

Shogun

And so it was that although all members of the Imperial Court were above all
samurai in rank, they still existed on a stipend granted the Court at the whim of
the Shogun, the Kwampaku – the civil Chief Adviser – or the ruling military junta
of the ...

Author: James Clavell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943121

Category: Fiction

Page: 1136

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This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the hights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country.

American Shogun

With li ' s death , the shogun and his regime were on the ropes , and they knew it .
By 1862 they had been forced to abandon the rule that compelled the daimyo to
spend every other year in Edo ; the family hostage system was also ended .

Author: Robert Harvey

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781585676828

Category: History

Page: 432

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Traces the post-World War II partnership of Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito, profiling the statuses of Japan and the United States before and after the war and offering insight into modern American-Japanese relations.

The Last Shogun

GENEALOGY OF THE TOKUGAWA FAMILY Matsudaira Kiyoyasu 1511 - 35
Matsudaira Hirotada 1526 - 49 Tokugawa leyasu 1543 - 1616 ( 1st Tokugawa
shogun 1603 - 05 ) | TOKUGAWA FAMILY OF Mito Yorifusa 1603 - 61 Mitsukuni |
1628 ...

Author: Ryōtarō Shiba

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN:

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Page: 255

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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.

Sabotaging the Shogun

It had placed three of its chosen men in top positions ; the roju were submissive
and agreed at the beginning of August that the seventeen - year - old shogun
should visit Kyoto the following winter . For them it was a very public humiliation ,
as ...

Author: John McMaster

Publisher:

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Category: History

Page: 201

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The Shogun s Daughter

Noiselessly as a shadow a girl glided across the room and prostrated herself
before the Shogun . It was the younger of the Princess Azai ' s samurai ladies .
Iyeyoshi muttered a command . She raised her head a few inches , and spoke
rapidly ...

Author: Robert Ames Bennet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

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Page: 420

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My first cruise as a midshipman in the navy of the United States began a short month too late for me to share in the honors of the Mexican War. In other words, I came in at the foot of the service, with all the grades above me fresh-stocked with comparatively young and vigorous officers. As a consequence, the rate of promotion was so slow that the Summer of 1851 found me, at the age of twenty-four, still a middie, with my lieutenancy ever receding, like a will-o'-the-wisp, into the future. Had I chosen a naval career through necessity, I might have continued to endure. But to the equal though younger heir of one of the largest plantations in South Carolina, the pay of even a post captain would have been of small concern. It is, therefore, hardly necessary to add that I had been lured into the service by the hope of winning fame and glory.

The Shogun Inheritance

1192 Title of Shogun conferred on Yoritomo by emperor . 1274 First Mongol
invasion repulsed . 1281 Second Mongol invasion repulsed . 14th century
Development of noh drama under Ashikaga patronage . 1333 Overthrow of
Kamakura ...

Author: Michael Macintyre

Publisher: A & W Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 215

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Photographs show how Japan's traditions, dating back to the seventeenth-century feudal period, still influence the culture and daily life in modern Japan

Pilot and Shogun

a strong man P” To my surprise he replied, as he fitted a large stone into place, “I
am stronger than the Shogun.” This interested me indeed, and I asked him why.
He pointed with his trowel : “Do you see yonder cloud P'” “Of course,” said I; ...

Author: James Augustin Brown Scherer

Publisher:

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Category: Japan

Page: 247

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The Shogun Age Exhibition

THE AGE OF THE SHOGUNS Shinzaburõ Õishi Dean of the Faculty of
Economics , Gakushūin University 17 。 ... from the establishment of a central
military government by the great shogun Tokugawa leyasu in 1603 to the end of
the family's ...

Author: Yoshinobu Tokugawa

Publisher:

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Category: Art

Page: 279

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Shogun age exhibition is being held in hopes of imparting a better understanding of Japanese history and traditional culture to the American and European people. This exhibition is mainly composed of articles used by the daimyo (such as swords, armor, household effects, and tea ceremony utensils), which have been handed down from generation to generation for more than tree hundred years within the Tokugawa family--the family that played a significant role in the pre-modern history of Japan. Approximately three hundred items have been carefully selected from the collection of the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya for exhibition. Most of these valuable items have never been allowed out of Japan before, and the fact that they will be on exhibition in several cities in the United States and Europe for two and a half years is also unprecedented. The family of the Tokugawa shoguns exerted its authority in every aspect of Japan's pre-modern period as the supreme power in the land. In particular, the culture developed by the shogunal family was revered by the common people as the ideal culture of that time, and has been regarded as the source of traditional Japanese art. This catalog introduces all three hundred exhibit items in magnificent color photos, and with text that explains in readily understandable terms the significance fo the age of the shoguns, the authority wielded by the shogun, and the aesthetic sensiblilities fo the members of the samurai class.

Shogun Management

SHOGUN MANAGEMENT " " . Copyright © 1993 by Development Dimensions
International , Inc. All rights reserved . Printed in the United States of America . No
part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without ...

Author: William C. Byham

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780887306303

Category: Corporate culture

Page: 248

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A guide for Americans working for Japanese companies examines how differences in culture and management styles affect corporate life, offers career tips, and explains how to unite the best features of American and Japanese business. 12,500 first printing.


Japan

CHAPTER. XV. THE FALL OF THE SHOGUN. The Mikado commands the
Shogun to expel the " barbarian " — The Ashikaga images beheaded and
pilloried — A day fixed for the expulsion — Assassination ...

Author: Sir Edward James Reed

Publisher:

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Category: Japan

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The American Cyclopaedia

assassinated in the public streets of Yedo in broad daylight. After his death the
custom of the shogun making personal visits to the sovereign at Kioto was
revived, thus showing where the supreme power lay. Influences from Kioto now
became ...

Author: George Ripley

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Nineteenth century

Mr . Harris , the United States consul , niany scholars about him and having the
made a still more liberal treaty with the History of Japan prepared under his guid -
Shogun , June 17 , 1857 , by which the harbor ance . of Nagasaki was opened to
 ...

Author: Israel Smith Clare

Publisher:

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Category: World history

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St Nicholas

He became the most of the military class , and the Kugé , or court nobles ,
powerful subject in the empire , and the Mikado became very poor in this world ' s
goods , but not appointed him Sei Tai Shogun ( say ti sho - goon ) in poor in spirit
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Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

He made When Lord Elgin and Baron Gros concession of treaty ports after a had
treated with the Shogun as great show of resistance , and all of supreme
sovereign , that usurping them were in territories that were dignitary had left them
in their ...

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Category: England

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Art Japonais de L re Des Derniers Shoguns

It marked the first time in 230 years that a shogun had visited the emperor in
Kyoto The shogun was summoned by the Emperor to discuss how to expel
foreigners from the country , but this journey came to be seen as a sign of the
weakening ...

Author: Barry Till

Publisher: Art Gallery of Greater Vicoria

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 191

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Edo is the ancient name for the city of Tokyo and covers the historic period from 1603 until 1868 when Japan was ruled by the shoguns. This military class transformed Edo from a fishing village into one of the largest, most populous and most cultivated cities in the world. This magnificently illustrated publication features a wide variety of Edo art, notably paintings, prints, ceramics, lacquerwares, metalwares, textiles, religious art and samurai paraphernalia. These works, and especially the prints known as ukiyo-e, reveal the life and customs of the Edo period, offering unrivaled material for the study of daily life across the breadth of Edo period Japan.

The Living Age

And there was the Shogun at head-quarters treating directly with the foreigners;
increasing a strength they were already jealous of, and which had no
superstitious sanction, like that of the Mikados. He made concession of treaty
ports after a ...

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The International Cyclopaedia

Nine members of the Hojo family were Shoguns in fact , although not in name . ...
It might be said that the Shogun governed , but did not reign ; while the Mikado
reigned , but did not govern , though once a year he received the homage of his ...

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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