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Old name of Tokyo, referring especially the area around the [[Edo castle]] (the current Chiyoda ward).
 
Old name of Tokyo, referring especially the area around the [[Edo castle]] (the current Chiyoda ward).
  
The Tokugawa Shogunate was located in Edo during the [[Edo period]].
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The Tokugawa Shogunate was located in Edo during the [[Edo period]]. Due to the presence of the government, ''[[daimyo]]'' mansions, and the ''[[sankin kotai|sankin kôtai]]'' system, it was a very samurai-heavy city. Commoner spaces occupied a mere one-fifth of the urban area.<ref>Conant, Ellen (ed.). ''Nihonga: Transcending the Past''. The Saint Louis Art Museum, 1995. p16.</ref>
  
 
==Links==
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
* [http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B1%9F%E6%88%B8 J-wikipedia] Edo
 
* [http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B1%9F%E6%88%B8 J-wikipedia] Edo
 
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[[Category:Cities and Towns]]
 
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Revision as of 17:19, 19 December 2010

  • Japanese: 江戸 Edo
"Edo Meisho Screen(part).The oldest image of Edo.

Old name of Tokyo, referring especially the area around the Edo castle (the current Chiyoda ward).

The Tokugawa Shogunate was located in Edo during the Edo period. Due to the presence of the government, daimyo mansions, and the sankin kôtai system, it was a very samurai-heavy city. Commoner spaces occupied a mere one-fifth of the urban area.[1]

Links

Edo-Tokyo Museum

References

  1. Conant, Ellen (ed.). Nihonga: Transcending the Past. The Saint Louis Art Museum, 1995. p16.
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