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Welcome to Edo - Edomatsu - Virtual Tour

For most people in Japan, Edo is more than just a historical city. It also has a symbolic image and meaning. It represents nearly everything that they consider a part of their "traditional" culture.
source : www.us-japan.org/edomatsu


Anatomical illustrations from Edo-period Japan
- source : pinktentacle.com
- more of his EDO monsters information
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. Edo no gaidobukku 江戸のガイドブック Guidebooks for Edo .


Edo gaishoku bunka
- source : park11.wakwak.com/~kitai

Edo Period 1603 – 1868 - Long Essay about many aspects of the time
- source : doyouknowjapan.com -

Edo Sansaku 江戸散策 - walking in Edo
- source : cleanup.jp/life/edo -


Edo Tokyo Digital Museum - Tokyo Metropolitan Library -
with a huge database of woodblock prints
- source : www.library.metro.tokyo.jp/portals
- - - Edo Tokyo Database / Great-Edo Database - This database searches for and displays the Edo and Tokyo related documents on this site by document type and keyword.
- source : www.library.metro.tokyo.jp/Portals/0/edo/tokyo_library/english
- - - Great-Edo Database - category and keyword search:
Great-Edo Entertainment / Great-Edo Style / Great-Edo Culture /
A Visit in the Great Edo / The Great Edo Metropolis / Saijiki / Edo
Games
- source : library.metro.tokyo.jp/portals -


Edo Tokyo Museum, Sumidaku, Tokyo
. . . a facility to preserve the historical heritage of Edo-Tokyo.
- source : www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp

Exploring Old Tokyo Areas and Food
... to let you explore and discover old Tokyo, in particular the areas associated with shitamachi.
- source : old-tokyo.info/category -

fuuryuu 風流江戸川柳 and senryu
- source : www.geocities.jp/kinomemocho


Jackson Terrence
Network of Knowledge: Western Science and the Tokugawa Information Revolution
featuring on the life of Ōtsuki Gentaku, a doctor, and Rangaku
source with comment : uhpress.hawaii


Kobayashi 小林祥次郎
. 遊びの語源と博物誌 . - vocabulary


Kowner, Rotem Kowner
From White to Yellow: The Japanese in European Racial Thought, 1300-1735
- source : www.academia.edu - - to download


Nanchiku 南竹c Nanchiku-c
江戸時代の絵画、書、和歌、俳句、古文書 - very extensive resource !
- source : eonet.ne.jp/~yohi-



Ooedo no kagaku 大江戸の科学  TBA
- source : www.gakken.co.jp/kagakusouken



Soothill - William Edward Soothill
A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms (very long file)
http://mahajana.net/texts/kopia_lokalna/soothill-hodous.html


Tokyo Past and Present - Tokyo Knowledge

Getting to know, / Transportation / Fast Food / Modern Town Eco Ideas / Edokko / Ise Pilgrimage / Terakoya / Love and Marriage
- source : web-japan.org/tokyo -


Yamashita Kazuhisa 山下和久
woodblock prints of summer - long list
- source : kazuhisa.eco.coocan.jp/summer
..... ukiyo-e 浮世絵 - source : kazuhisa.eco.coocan.jp/ukiyoe.htm


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Heine, Steven
Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods.
Steven Heine argues that lived religion in Japan functions as an integral part of daily life

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大江戸神仙伝シリーズ - Oedo series
大江戸えころじ-事情 Sustainability in EDO
- and many more
. Ishikawa Eisuke Ishikawa 石川英輔 .


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. An Edo Anthology:
Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850 .

Table of Contents
Editor: Jones, Sumie; Watanabe, Kenji - University of Hawaii Press

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The Edo Inheritance
by Tokugawa Tsunenari

In 2007, Tsunenari published a book entitled Edo no idenshi (江戸の遺伝子), released in English in 2009 as The Edo Inheritance, which seeks to counter the common belief among Japanese that the Edo period (throughout which members of his Tokugawa clan ruled Japan as Shoguns) was like a dark age, when Japan, cut off from the world, fell behind.
On the contrary, he argues, the roughly 250 years of peace and relative prosperity saw great economic reforms, the growth of a sophisticated urban culture, and the development of the most urbanized society on the planet.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !

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Buyo Inshi 武陽隠士 - 世事見聞録
Lust, Commerce, and Corruption:
An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai
. Buyo Inshi 武陽隠士 .

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Education in Edo

浸透する教養 / 鈴木健一 (編集)

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Nagatomo Chiyoji 長友 千代治
Onna Chōhōki - Otoko Chōhōki - Choho-Ki
女重宝記・男重宝記 ― 元禄若者心得集
Encyclopedia for Women and Men of the Genroku Period

published by Gendai Kyōyō Bunko (現代教養文庫) 文庫, 1993/11


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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
by Charles J. Dunn (Author), Laurence Broderick (Author)



Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern Japan.
With detailed descriptions
and over 100 illustrations, authentic samurai, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, courtiers, priests, entertainers and outcasts come to life in this magnificently illustrated portrait of a colorful society. Most works of Japanese history fail to provide enough details about the lives of the people who lived during the time. The level of detail in Everyday Life in Traditional Japan allows for a more complete picture of the history of Japan.

In fascinating detail,
Charles J. Dunn, describes how each class lived: their food, clothing, and houses; their their beliefs and their fears. At the same time he takes account of certain important groups that fell outside the formal class structure, such as the courtiers in the emperor's palace at Kyoto, the Shinto and Buddhist priests, and the other extreme, the actors and the outcasts. he concludes with a lively account of everyday life in the capital city of Edo, the present–day Tokyo.
- source - amazon com -

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Tokyo: City Of Stories
Paul Waley
Of all the world's great cities, Tokyo remains one of the least well known. Paul Waley calls forth the stories sleeping behind the glass and chrome of today's fast-paced metropolis and conjures the traces of Tokyo past overlapping Tokyo present.
Paul Waley is a scholar of Human Geography at the University of Leeds.

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Pitelka Morgan Pitelka
Spectacular Accumulation:
Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability


In Spectacular Accumulation , Morgan Pitelka investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in late sixteenth-century Japan, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate.
The story of Ieyasu illustrates the close ties between people, things, and politics and offers us insight into the role of material culture in the shift from medieval to early modern Japan and in shaping our knowledge of history. This innovative and eloquent history of a transitional age in Japan reframes the relationship between culture and politics. Like the collection of meibutsu, or "famous objects," exchanging hostages, collecting heads, and commanding massive armies were part of a strategy Pitelka calls "spectacular accumulation," which profoundly affected the creation and character of Japan's early modern polity.
Pitelka uses the notion of spectacular accumulation to contextualize the acquisition of "art" within a larger complex of practices aimed at establishing governmental authority, demonstrating military dominance, reifying hierarchy, and advertising wealth. He avoids the artificial distinction between cultural history and political history, arguing that the famed cultural efflorescence of these years was not subsidiary to the landscape of political conflict, but constitutive of it.
Employing a wide range of thoroughly researched visual and material evidence, including letters, diaries, historical chronicles, and art, Pitelka links the increasing violence of civil and international war to the increasing importance of samurai social rituals and cultural practices.
Moving from the Ashikaga palaces of Kyoto to the tea utensil collections of Ieyasu, from the exchange of military hostages to the gift-giving rituals of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Spectacular Accumulation traces Japanese military rulers' power plays over famous artworks as well as objectified human bodies.
- source - amazon com -

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Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan
Roberts, Luke S.

Performing the Great Peace offers a cultural approach to understanding the politics of the Tokugawa period, at the same time deconstructing some of the assumptions of modern national historiographies. Deploying the political terms uchi (inside), omote (ritual interface), and naisho (informal negotiation)—all commonly used in the Tokugawa period—Luke Roberts explores how daimyo and the Tokugawa government understood political relations and managed politics in terms of spatial autonomy, ritual submission, and informal negotiation.

Roberts suggests as well that a layered hierarchy of omote and uchi relations strongly influenced politics down to the village and household level, a method that clarifies many seeming anomalies in the Tokugawa order. He analyzes in one chapter how the identities of daimyo and domains differed according to whether they were facing the Tokugawa or speaking to members of the domain and daimyo household: For example, a large domain might be identified as a“country” by insiders and as a “private territory” in external discourse. In another chapter he investigates the common occurrence of daimyo who remained formally alive to the government months or even years after they had died in order that inheritance issues could be managed peacefully within their households. The operation of the court system in boundary disputes is analyzed as are the “illegal” enshrinements of daimyo inside domains that were sometimes used to construct forms of domain-state Shinto.

Performing the Great Peace’s convincing analyses and insightful conceptual framework will benefit historians of not only the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, but Japan in general and others seeking innovative approaches to premodern history.
- source : www.uhpress.hawaii.edu -

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Japanese Illustrated Books



The Discovery of Japanese Illustrated Books in Europe and the United States
- source : Matthi Forrer -

Japanese Illustrated Books from the Edo and Meiji Periods
(1600-1912)
The Freer | Sackler Library of the Smithsonian Libraries have completed digitizing over 1100 volumes/41500 images from its collection of illustrated Japanese woodblock-printed books and manuscripts from the Edo and Meiji periods (1600-1912).
- source : blog.library.si.edu/2017 -



Obtaining Images: Art, Production, and Display in Edo Japan
Screech, Timon

The Edo period (1603–1868) witnessed one of the great flowerings of Japanese art. Towards the mid-seventeenth century, the Japanese states were largely at peace, and rapid urbanization, a rise in literacy and an increase in international contact ensued. The number of those able to purchase luxury goods, or who felt their social position necessitated owning them, soared. Painters and artists flourished and the late seventeenth century also saw a rise in the importance of printmaking. There were dominant styles and trends throughout Japan, but also those peculiar to specifc regions, such as the Kanto (Edo) and the Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto) and, more remotely, Nagasaki.
- uhpress hawaii

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Book 江戸の性 / 中江克己 Nakae Katsumi
江戸の町なかに各種の性の見世物が軒をつらね、性具や秘薬の専門店も繁盛していた。長命丸という強精薬を売っていた両国薬研堀の「四つ目屋」では、他方への通信販売も行なっていた。密通が盛んで、男と女が密会する場所として出合茶屋が急増し、隅田川近くの船宿が利用された。性の快楽を求める欲求が強まり、閨房術への関心が高まった。廓や岡場所が栄え、おびただしい数の好色本や春画が出版され、性文化が花開いた江戸時代の性事情を活写する。

[目次]
第1章 性を楽しむ(江戸にもあったポルノショップ
湯女風呂の生態 ほか)
第2章 結婚と密通(介添女と仲人
不自由な武士の結婚
密会は出合茶屋で
「夜這い」という婚前交渉
「三くだり半」は再婚の許可書
人妻の情事と首代)
第3章 性欲と性愛術(貝原益軒が説く性交回数
女の性欲は灰になるまで ほか)
第4章 大奥の性(新参者の裸踊り
将軍の不自由な性生活 ほか)
第5章 この人物の意外な性生活(宮本武蔵と遊女雲井
貝原益軒の「神聖な儀式」 ほか)

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Williams, Duncan Ryuken Williams
. The Other Side of Zen:
A Social History of Sōtō Zen Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan .


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Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan
Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue // Routledge, 2017
- source : routledge.com/Portraiture-and-Early-Studio-Photography -

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- further reference - Edo Japan Books -

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12 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

From the National Archives of Japan,
Bakumatsu turbulence digital archive:

http://www.archives.go.jp/exhibition/digital/bakumatsu/index.html

Gabi Greve said...

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the US-Japan Friendship Treaty in 1854,
an exhibition of the Bakumatsu late Edo period:

http://www.archives.go.jp/exhibition/haruaki_16_haru.html

Gabi Greve said...

The Art of Rimpa: Reincarnating the World of Beauty --

IT IS LARGELY DUE to the efforts of the 19th-century Japanese artist, Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) , that the almost forgotten art of Rimpa was revived. Hoitsu, who hailed from Edo (present-day Tokyo), was the second son of the Lord of Himeji and of samurai stock. He seemed to have been familiar with the folding screens of Kyoto-born Ogata Korin (1658-1716) after whom Rimpa, ‘school of Rin’ was named, since a fifth- generation ancestor had engaged the latter’s services. Hoitsu had impeccable artistic credentials. Enrolled to study painting in 1797 under the venerable Bunnyo Shonin at the Nishi Honganji temple in Kyoto, he was conferred the honorary rank of Gondai Sozu, given to those of illustrious background.
Although adept at both the Kano school style of Kano Takanobu as well as the ‘bird and flower’ style of Shen Nanpin of the Nagasaki school, it was the oeuvre of Korin that really moved him.
Around 1807, Hoitsu began to research Korin’s works in earnest, going on to compile the first volume of Korin Hyakuzu (One Hundred Works of Korin) in 1815, followed by a second in 1826.

http://asianartnewspaper.com/article/art-rimpa-reincarnating-world-beauty
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Gabi Greve said...

Five Maps of Tokyo
... Tokyo functions as the capital of Japan, although there is actually no law specifically designating it as such. The Metropolitan Area Readjustment Act of 1956 defines “the areas of the Tokyo Metropolis and surrounding areas specified by government order” as the capital area, or shutoken. It is home to the central government and the imperial palace, though, and is unquestionably the main driver of Japan’s economy. ...
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http://www.nippon.com/en/nipponblog/m00065/
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Gabi Greve said...

Ai-Jirushi

As samurai armor was rarely uniform, it became difficult to tell friend from foe in the close and violent skirmishes. Often the noborimono, or sashimono flags won in the back of the armour would be removed before battle, or be broken off, and in the excitement, fighters would forget the secret passwords decided upon at the beginning of the campaign, and so other forms of identification called Ai-jirushi were worn. These small flags would be fitted to the left shoulder guard, the front of the armor at the waist, and at the back of the helmet. Often weapons, particularly spears, would also sport these identification flags.

These particular ai-jirushi, in near perfect condition, date to the mid 1700's. They are made from coarse hemp cloth, (asa) and supported by a slice of bamboo. They were discovered in an old warehouse near Okayama about 5 years ago.

source:
Samurai History & Culture Japan/ facebook
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Gabi Greve said...

bibliographical references from the Institute for East Asian History of Art, University of Heidelberg,

homepage: http://www.iko.uni-hd.de/

Institut für Kunstgeschichte Ostasiens Universität Heidelberg
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Gabi Greve said...

Exhibition of ghost prints, at the Museum of the Tokyo University of Fine Arts:
http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/event/urameshiya/
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Gabi Greve said...

Kyoto National Museum, special exhibition on Kano school painters of the Momoyama period:

http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html

Gabi Greve said...

大江戸広辞苑,
Ōedo Kojien, Dictionary on Edo, the city and the period
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http://www.norenkai.net/%E5%A4%A7%E6%B1%9F%E6%88%B8%E5%BA%83%E8%BE%9E%E8%8B%91/
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Gabi Greve said...

"Edo ki Onna Hyogensha Jiten,"
The Biographical Dictionary of Female Authors in the Edo period.

柴桂子監修・桂文庫編著
『江戸期おんな表現者事典』

Gabi Greve said...

豊国 (国貞) Toyokuni III (Kunisada), the artist; the series title 江戸名所百人美女 Edo Meiso Hyakunin Bijyo One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo; in the upper left inset is 赤羽橋水天宮 Akabane-bashi Suitengū Shrine.

(at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston--photo attached, showing Komagata, from the series One Hundred Beautiful Women at Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho hyakunin bijo)

http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/komagata-from-the-series-one-hundred-beautiful-women-at-famous-places-in-edo-edo-meisho-hyakunin-bijo-207875
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Gabi Greve said...

Tanaka Yūko, ed.,
How did the Japanese Look at Themselves:
Changes of Self-Awareness in the Edo period; 田中優子編『日本人は日本をどうみてきたか 江戸から見る自意識の変遷』
(笠間書院)
http://kasamashoin.jp/2015/02/post_3179.html