Japan. How did the Edo Era of Great Peace Begin?. In the 16 th century, Japan was divided into about 250 smaller regions The Emperor was the ruler of Japan. The capital (Government) located in Kyoto During the Edo period, government moved to Edo Edo (not the restaurant) = Tokyo.
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The National Seclusion Policy developed over six years from 1633 to 1639. It set out controls on the interaction between Japanese and foreigners.
The National Seclusion Policy:
Closed Country Edict of 1635
Ruler of Japan
(advisors serving shogun)
The daimyo could never move out of their class.
The Bakufu wanted to ensure that no daimyo could gain enough power and wealth to overtake the shogun or gain power over the members of the Bakufu.
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With all the visitors going to Edo, artisans and merchants started to settle in areas on the main roadways.
families in the city
merchant were encouraged to develop large businesses.
1 000 000 people, makingit one
of the largestcities in the world
for its woodblock printing
Books and Literature
What Factors Influenced Change in Meiji Japan?
Dutch East India Company
Different Points of View: caused a lot of internal conflict
One group believed:
(2) to renegotiate the unequal treaties
How Did Rapid Change During the Meiji Period Affect Japan’s Worldview?
At the beginning of the Meiji Period, there were two things that Japan wanted to become.
Two main groups developed after looking at the different governments in the west
the German army
and the British Navy
The Education system changed
The Worldview of the Japanese changed and the national military broke down the classes and regional differences
Peasants returned home and shared what they had learned with their families and they had developed a sense of loyalty to the emperor (nationalism)
home they were illiterate
when they returned they