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Lecture 3
Tokagawa Ieyasu
-reunified Japan – there is peace in Japan, lack of conf lict
-First ruler of the edo period
-After 1600, there is settlement and allow the changes for what Hanely speaks of
How did he conquer people ?
-Daiymo would pledge loyalty to him, was allowed to maintain certain ter r itor ies
under there control (was trusted in many ways)
-Was de-centralized and feudal
- Tokawaga choose Edo (a f ishing village) to be the centre of power
-Daimyo had to travel to Tokyo and had to live in the same castle for certain period
of times
-Had to pay large t axes to the Tokagawa family
-Build Castle, were elaborate so that the money went into taxes, which stop the
building of military
Trade
-Portuguese were not allowed (because of the issue of missionaries) only Chinese,
Korean and Dutch were allowed to travel
What happened to the Samurai ?
-Began to lose their financial growth, they began to move to dif ferent work (go to
bureaucratic work), have the same , some lost all economic growth and turned to
farming, they head to the city (great equalizer: hide your status or elevate your
status)
-Consider to be the literate class, Daimyo would go to the Samurai and have them
collect taxes for them because the Samurai were literate -> became tax collectors
Urban Development/Growth
-Banking develops -> Great merchant houses that would take a great deposit,
deposit money w ith them and get a promissory note,
-Shor tage of money in Daiymo -> encourage peasants to grow mulber r y for silk
Arts
-Genroku Period
-Establishment of a large Publishing\print culture/industry -> there were joke
books, manuals for painting, lyrics, poems, broad sheets, rating books -> rating of
cour tesans, kubuki
-Kubuki – rises and develop in to a major business (only in the city, not country)
-Growth of literacy
-Male on male love culture was very popular, credited to the publishing industry
-Popular segment due to the literacy of the people
Where is the trope of decline in Hanley ?
-You get almost no sense in Hanley’s paper as she speaks of Japans (Hanley does
not mention it all )
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Tokagawa ieyasu reunified japan there is peace in japan, lack of conflict. After 1600, there is settlement and allow the changes for what hanely speaks of. Daiymo would pledge loyalty to him, was allowed to maintain certain territories under there control (was trusted in many ways) Daimyo had to travel to tokyo and had to live in the same castle for certain period. Tokawaga choose edo (a fishing village) to be the centre of power of times. Had to pay large taxes to the tokagawa family. Build castle, were elaborate so that the money went into taxes, which stop the building of military. Portuguese were not allowed (because of the issue of missionaries) only chinese, Consider to be the literate class, daimyo would go to the samurai and have them collect taxes for them because the samurai were literate -> became tax collectors.

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