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Japan

Program Title: The Age of the Shoguns
EASC Code: JJ20
Series Title: Japan Past and Present
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
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Subject: History, Sociology
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Media Type: VHS
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Release Date: 1989
Running Time: 53 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: This was the age of the Tokugawa family, the era of Edo, a period of over toward a half centuries during which Japan was sealed off from the rest of the world and only a handful of Dutch and Chinese- constantly watched and treated like pariah- were allowed to live on Japanese soil and to trade with the Japanese. This program treats the history of Japan during this period: the established classes of daimyo, samurai, farmer, and merchant; the political organization of the shogunate; the growth of the merchant class and the development of Kabuki; the delineation of Japanese sensibilities and the meaning of seppuku. NOTE: Video may be full of inaccuracies.
Data Entry Date: 12/4/2006