Early Edo Period of 1605 Vs. End of the Genroku Period of 1705


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A Comparison and Contrast of the Early Edo Period of 1605 and End of the Genroku Period of 1705
This study will analyze a wide range of comparable and contrasting national, economic, cultural, and political aspects of the early Edo Period in 1605 and the end of the Genroku Period in 1705. By understanding the military nationalism brought forth by Tokugawa Ieyasu after the Battle of Sekigahara, the rigid structure of the Japanese society allowed greater power to be given to the Samurai classes. Also, the creation of national currency helped to solidify a centralized feudal system, which would build a new and powerful economic capital at Edo. This prosperity greatly contrasts the downfall of prosperity in the more conservative efforts by the...
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.....e the economy. While Ieyasu did not create the ‘golden age” of Kabuki found in the Hoei era, it was an evident that the political corruption of Tsunyoshi’s reign was problematic and divisive in the way it was seen historically. With the advent of natural disasters also hitting Edo hard in 1705, Tsunyoshi applied the same class and governing principles of Ieyasu to create more conservative measures in stabilizing the region. In this manner, these are the similar and contrasting ways in to analyze the early Period circa 1605 with that of the Hoei era in 1605.
Works Cited:
Totman, Conrad. Early Modern Japan. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1995.
Varley. H. Paul. Japanese Culture. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 2000.