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Tokugawa Japan: Multiple Voices, Multiple Views

Program Start Date: Jul 13 2015

Location: Seattle, WA

Tokugawa Japan Summer Institute

The Tokugawa period is known as the 200 years of peace in Japan between 1603 and 1868, when shoguns ruled, foreigners were banned, cities and arts flourished and economic change undermined social hierarchies. Participants in this seminar built an understanding of the lives and multiple perspectives of the people of Tokugawa Japan through primary sources such as visual artworks, poetry, journals, board games, official documents, and stories.