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The Edo
Edo
period (江戸時代, Edo
Edo
jidai) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代) is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō. The period was characterized by economic growth, strict social order, isolationist foreign policies, a stable population, "no more wars", and popular enjoyment of arts and culture. The shogunate was officially established in Edo
Edo
on March 24, 1603, by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The period came to an end with the Meiji Restoration
Meiji Restoration
on May 3, 1868, after the fall of Edo.

Contents

1 Consolidation of the shogunate 2 Foreign trade relations 3 Society 4 Economic development

4.1 Population 4.2 Agriculture

5 Artistic and intellectual development

5.1 Entertainment

6 End of the shogunate

6.1 Decline of the Tokugawa 6.2 End of seclusion 6.3 Bakumatsu
Bakumatsu
modernization and conflicts

7 Events 8 In popular culture 9 See also 10 Notes 11 Further reading 12 External links

Consolidation of the shogunate[edit] Main article: Tokugawa shogunate

Tokugawa Ieyasu, first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate

A revolution took place from the time of the Kamakura shogunate, which existed with the Tennō's court, to the Tokugawa, when the samurai became the unchallenged rulers in what historian Edwin O. Reischauer called a "centralized feudal" form of shogunate. Instrumental in the rise of the new-existing bakufu was Tokugawa Ieyasu, the main beneficiary of the achievements of Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga
and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Already powerful, Ieyasu profited by his transfer to the rich Kantō area. He maintained two million koku of land, a new headquarters at Edo, a strategically situated castle town (the future Tokyo), and also had an additional two million koku of land and thirty-eight vassals under his control. After Hideyoshi's death, Ieyasu moved quickly to seize control from the Toyotomi
Toyotomi
family. Ieyasu's victory over the western daimyōs at the Battle of Sekigahara (October 21, 1600, or in the Japanese calendar on the 15th day of the ninth month of the fifth year of the Keichō
Keichō
era) gave him control of all Japan. He rapidly abolished numerous enemy daimyō houses, reduced others, such as that of the Toyotomi, and redistributed the spoils of war to his family and allies. Ieyasu still failed to achieve complete control of the western daimyōs, but his assumption of the title of shōgun helped consolidate the alliance system. After further strengthening his power base, Ieyasu installed his son Hidetada (1579–1632) as shōgun and himself as retired shōgun in 1605. The Toyotomi
Toyotomi
were still a significant threat, and Ieyasu devoted the next decade to their eradication. In 1615, the Tokugawa army destroyed the Toyotomi
Toyotomi
stronghold at Osaka. The Tokugawa (or Edo) period brought 250 years of stability to Japan. The political system evolved into what historians call bakuhan, a combination of the terms bakufu and han (domains) to describe the government and society of the period.[1] In the bakuhan, the shōgun had national authority and the daimyōs had regional authority. This represented a new unity in the feudal structure, which featured an increasingly large bureaucracy to administer the mixture of centralized and decentralized authorities. The Tokugawa became more powerful during their first century of rule: land redistribution gave them nearly seven million koku, control of the most important cities, and a land assessment system reaping great revenues. The feudal hierarchy was completed by the various classes of daimyō. Closest to the Tokugawa house were the shinpan, or "related houses". They were twenty-three daimyōs on the borders of Tokugawa lands, all directly related to Ieyasu. The shinpan held mostly honorary titles and advisory posts in the bakufu. The second class of the hierarchy were the fudai, or "house daimyōs", rewarded with lands close to the Tokugawa holdings for their faithful service. By the 18th century, 145 fudai controlled such smaller han, the greatest assessed at 250,000 koku. Members of the fudai class staffed most of the major bakufu offices. Ninety-seven han formed the third group, the tozama (outside vassals), former opponents or new allies. The tozama were located mostly on the peripheries of the archipelago and collectively controlled nearly ten million koku of productive land. Because the tozama were least trusted of the daimyōs, they were the most cautiously managed and generously treated, although they were excluded from central government positions. The Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
not only consolidated their control over a reunified Japan, they also had unprecedented power over the emperor, the court, all daimyōs and the religious orders. The emperor was held up as the ultimate source of political sanction for the shōgun, who ostensibly was the vassal of the imperial family. The Tokugawa helped the imperial family recapture its old glory by rebuilding its palaces and granting it new lands. To ensure a close tie between the imperial clan and the Tokugawa family, Ieyasu's granddaughter was made an imperial consort in 1619. A code of laws was established to regulate the daimyō houses. The code encompassed private conduct, marriage, dress, types of weapons and numbers of troops allowed; required feudal lords to reside in Edo every other year (the sankin-kōtai system); prohibited the construction of ocean-going ships; proscribed Christianity; restricted castles to one per domain (han) and stipulated that bakufu regulations were the national law. Although the daimyōs were not taxed per se, they were regularly levied for contributions for military and logistical support and for such public works projects as castles, roads, bridges and palaces. The various regulations and levies not only strengthened the Tokugawa but also depleted the wealth of the daimyōs, thus weakening their threat to the central administration. The han, once military-centered domains, became mere local administrative units. The daimyōs did have full administrative control over their territory and their complex systems of retainers, bureaucrats and commoners. Loyalty was exacted from religious foundations, already greatly weakened by Nobunaga and Hideyoshi, through a variety of control mechanisms. Foreign trade relations[edit] Main article: Sakoku

The San Juan Bautista is represented in Claude Deruet's painting of Hasekura Tsunenaga
Hasekura Tsunenaga
in Rome in 1617, as a galleon with Hasekura's flag (red swastika on orange background) on the top mast.

Itinerary and dates of the travels of Hasekura Tsunenaga

View of Dejima
Dejima
island as a Dutch trading post in Nagasaki, 1897

Like Hideyoshi, Ieyasu encouraged foreign trade but also was suspicious of outsiders. He wanted to make Edo
Edo
a major port, but once he learned that the Europeans
Europeans
favored ports in Kyūshū
Kyūshū
and that China had rejected his plans for official trade, he moved to control existing trade and allowed only certain ports to handle specific kinds of commodities. The beginning of the Edo
Edo
period coincides with the last decades of the Nanban trade
Nanban trade
period during which intense interaction with European powers, on the economic and religious plane, took place. It is at the beginning of the Edo
Edo
period that Japan
Japan
built its first ocean-going Western-style warships, such as the San Juan Bautista, a 500-ton galleon-type ship that transported a Japanese embassy headed by Hasekura Tsunenaga
Hasekura Tsunenaga
to the Americas and then to Europe. Also during that period, the bakufu commissioned around 720 Red Seal Ships, three-masted and armed trade ships, for intra-Asian commerce. Japanese adventurers, such as Yamada Nagamasa, used those ships throughout Asia. The " Christian
Christian
problem" was, in effect, a problem of controlling both the Christian
Christian
daimyōs in Kyūshū
Kyūshū
and their trade with the Europeans. By 1612, the shōgun's retainers and residents of Tokugawa lands had been ordered to forswear Christianity. More restrictions came in 1616 (the restriction of foreign trade to Nagasaki
Nagasaki
and Hirado, an island northwest of Kyūshū), 1622 (the execution of 120 missionaries and converts), 1624 (the expulsion of the Spanish), and 1629 (the execution of thousands of Christians). Finally, the Closed Country Edict of 1635 prohibited any Japanese from traveling outside Japan
Japan
or, if someone left, from ever returning. In 1636 the Dutch were restricted to Dejima, a small artificial island—and thus, not true Japanese soil—in Nagasaki's harbor. The shogunate perceived Catholic Christianity to be an extremely destabilizing factor, and so decided to persecute it. The Shimabara Rebellion
Rebellion
of 1637–38, in which discontented Catholic Christian samurai and peasants rebelled against the bakufu—and Edo
Edo
called in Dutch ships to bombard the rebel stronghold—marked the end of the Christian
Christian
movement, although some Catholic Christians survived by going underground, the so-called Kakure Kirishitan. Soon thereafter, the Portuguese were permanently expelled, members of the Portuguese diplomatic mission were executed, all subjects were ordered to register at a Buddhist or Shinto
Shinto
temple, and the Dutch and Chinese were restricted, respectively, to Dejima
Dejima
and to a special quarter in Nagasaki. Besides small trade of some outer daimyōs with Korea
Korea
and the Ryukyu Islands, to the southwest of Japan's main islands, by 1641, foreign contacts were limited by the policy of sakoku to Nagasaki. The last Jesuit was either killed or reconverted by 1644[2] and by the 1660s, Christianity was almost completely eradicated, and its external political, economic, and religious influence on Japan
Japan
became quite limited.[3] Only China, the Dutch East India Company, and for a short period, the English, enjoyed the right to visit Japan
Japan
during this period, for commercial purposes only, and they were restricted to the Dejima
Dejima
port in Nagasaki. Other Europeans
Europeans
who landed on Japanese shores were put to death without trial. Society[edit] Main article: Edo
Edo
society

The house of the merchant (Fukagawa Edo
Edo
Museum)

Social classes during the Edo
Edo
period (Tokugawa shogunate).

Edo
Edo
society had an elaborate social structure, in which everyone knew their place and level of prestige. At the top were the Emperor and the court nobility, invincible in prestige but weak in power. Next came the shōgun, daimyōs and layers of feudal lords whose rank was indicated by their closeness to the Tokugawa. They had power. The daimyōs comprised about 250 local lords of local "han" with annual outputs of 50,000 or more bushels of rice. The upper strata was much given to elaborate and expensive rituals, including elegant architecture, landscaped gardens, Noh drama, patronage of the arts, and the tea ceremony.[4] After a long period of inner conflict, the first goal of the newly established Tokugawa government was to pacify the country. It created a balance of power that remained (fairly) stable for the next 250 years, influenced by Confucian principles of social order. Most samurai lost their direct possession of the land: the daimyōs took over their land. The samurai had a choice: give up their sword and become peasants, or move to the city of their feudal lord and become a paid retainer. Only a few land samurai remained in the border provinces of the north, or as direct vassals of the shōgun, the 5,000 so-called hatamoto. The daimyōs were put under tight control of the shogunate. Their families had to reside in Edo; the daimyōs themselves had to reside in Edo
Edo
for one year and in their province (han) for the next. This system was called sankin-kōtai. The individual had no legal rights in Tokugawa Japan. The family was the smallest legal entity, and the maintenance of family status and privileges was of great importance at all levels of society. The 1711 Gotōke reijō was compiled from over 600 statutes promulgated between 1597 and 1696.[5] During the Tokugawa period, the social order, based on inherited position rather than personal merits, was rigid and highly formalized. At the top were the emperor and court nobles (kuge), together with the shōgun and daimyōs. Below them the population was divided into four classes in a system known as mibunsei (身分制): the samurai on top (about 5% of the population) and the peasants (more than 80% of the population) on the second level. Below the peasants were the craftsmen, and even below them, on the fourth level, were the merchants.[6] Only the peasants lived in the rural areas. Samurai, craftsmen and merchants lived in the cities that were built around the daimyōs' castles, each restricted to their own quarter. Outside the four classes were the so-called eta and hinin, those whose professions broke the taboos of Buddhism. Eta were butchers, tanners and undertakers. Hinin served as town guards, street cleaners, and executioners. Other outsiders included the beggars, entertainers, and prostitutes. The word eta literally translates to "filthy" and hinin to "non-humans", a thorough reflection of the attitude held by other classes that the eta and hinin were not even people.[7] Hinin were only allowed inside a special quarter of the city. Other persecution of the hinin included disallowing them from wearing robes longer than knee-length and the wearing of hats.[7] Sometimes eta villages were not even printed on official maps. A sub-class of hinin who were born into their social class had no option of mobility to a different social class whereas the other class of hinin who had lost their previous class status could be reinstated in Japanese society.[7] In the 19th century the umbrella term burakumin was coined to name the eta and hinin because both classes were forced to live in separate village neighborhoods.[8] The eta, hinin and burakumin classes were officially abolished in 1871.[7] However, their cultural and societal impact, including some forms of discrimination, continued into modern times.[8]

Edo, 1865 or 1866. Photochrom
Photochrom
print. Five albumen prints joined to form a panorama. Photographer: Felice Beato.

Economic development[edit]

Terakoya, private educational school

The Edo
Edo
period bequeathed a vital commercial sector to be in burgeoning urban centers, a relatively well-educated elite, a sophisticated government bureaucracy, productive agriculture, a closely unified nation with highly developed financial and marketing systems, and a national infrastructure of roads. Economic development during the Tokugawa period included urbanization, increased shipping of commodities, a significant expansion of domestic and, initially, foreign commerce, and a diffusion of trade and handicraft industries. The construction trades flourished, along with banking facilities and merchant associations. Increasingly, han authorities oversaw the rising agricultural production and the spread of rural handicrafts.

Tokugawa coinage: Ōban, Koban, Ichibuban
Ichibuban
(1601-1695).

Population[edit] By the mid-18th century, Edo
Edo
had a population of more than one million, and Osaka
Osaka
and Kyoto
Kyoto
each had more than 400,000 inhabitants. Many other castle towns grew as well. Japan
Japan
had almost zero population growth between the 1720s and 1820s, often attributed to lower birth rates in response to widespread famine, but some historians have presented different theories, such as a high rate of infanticide artificially controlling population.[9] Osaka
Osaka
and Kyoto
Kyoto
became busy trading and handicraft production centers, while Edo
Edo
was the center for the supply of food and essential urban consumer goods. Agriculture[edit] Rice
Rice
was the base of the economy. About 80% of the people were rice farmers.[10] Rice
Rice
production increased steadily, but population remained stable, so prosperity increased. Rice
Rice
paddies grew from 1.6 million chō in 1600 to 3 million by 1720.[11] Improved technology helped farmers control the all-important flow of irrigation to their paddies. The daimyōs operated several hundred castle towns, which became loci of domestic trade. Large-scale rice markets developed, centered on Edo
Edo
and Ōsaka.[12] In the cities and towns, guilds of merchants and artisans met the growing demand for goods and services. The merchants, while low in status, prospered, especially those with official patronage. Merchants invented credit instruments to transfer money, currency came into common use, and the strengthening credit market encouraged entrepreneurship.[13] The daimyōs collected the taxes from the peasants in the form of rice. Taxes were high, about 40% of the harvest. The rice was sold at the fudasashi market in Edo. To raise money, the daimyōs used forward contracts to sell rice that was not even harvested yet. These contracts were similar to modern futures trading. It was during the Edo
Edo
period that Japan
Japan
developed an advanced forest management policy. Increased demand for timber resources for construction, shipbuilding and fuel had led to widespread deforestation, which resulted in forest fires, floods and soil erosion. In response the shōgun, beginning around 1666, instituted a policy to reduce logging and increase the planting of trees. The policy mandated that only the shōgun and daimyōs could authorize the use of wood. By the 18th century, Japan
Japan
had developed detailed scientific knowledge about silviculture and plantation forestry.[14] Artistic and intellectual development[edit]

"Figurine ("Okimono") of a Dragon Emerging from Waves", Japan
Japan
ca. 19th century

Wadokei, Japanese-made clockwatch, 18th century

During the period, Japan
Japan
studied Western sciences and techniques (called rangaku, "Dutch studies") through the information and books received through the Dutch traders in Dejima. The main areas that were studied included geography, medicine, natural sciences, astronomy, art, languages, physical sciences such as the study of electrical phenomena, and mechanical sciences as exemplified by the development of Japanese clockwatches, or wadokei, inspired by Western techniques. The flourishing of Neo- Confucianism
Confucianism
was the major intellectual development of the Tokugawa period. Confucian studies had long been kept active in Japan
Japan
by Buddhist clerics, but during the Tokugawa period, Confucianism
Confucianism
emerged from Buddhist religious control. This system of thought increased attention to a secular view of man and society. The ethical humanism, rationalism, and historical perspective of neo-Confucian doctrine appealed to the official class. By the mid-17th century, neo- Confucianism
Confucianism
was Japan's dominant legal philosophy and contributed directly to the development of the kokugaku (national learning) school of thought. Advanced studies and growing applications of neo-Confucianism contributed to the transition of the social and political order from feudal norms to class- and large-group-oriented practices. The rule of the people or Confucian man was gradually replaced by the rule of law. New laws were developed, and new administrative devices were instituted. A new theory of government and a new vision of society emerged as a means of justifying more comprehensive governance by the bakufu. Each person had a distinct place in society and was expected to work to fulfill his or her mission in life. The people were to be ruled with benevolence by those whose assigned duty it was to rule. Government
Government
was all-powerful but responsible and humane. Although the class system was influenced by neo-Confucianism, it was not identical to it. Whereas soldiers and clergy were at the bottom of the hierarchy in the Chinese model, in Japan, some members of these classes constituted the ruling elite. Members of the samurai class adhered to bushi traditions with a renewed interest in Japanese history and in cultivation of the ways of Confucian scholar-administrators. Another special way of life—chōnindō—also emerged. Chōnindō ("the way of the townspeople") was a distinct culture that arose in cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Edo. It encouraged aspiration to bushido qualities—diligence, honesty, honor, loyalty, and frugality—while blending Shinto, neo-Confucian, and Buddhist beliefs. Study of mathematics, astronomy, cartography, engineering, and medicine were also encouraged. Emphasis was placed on quality of workmanship, especially in the arts. For the first time, urban populations had the means and leisure time to support a new mass culture. Their search for enjoyment became known as ukiyo (the floating world), an ideal world of fashion, popular entertainment, and the discovery of aesthetic qualities in objects and actions of everyday life. This increasing interest in pursuing recreational activities helped to develop an array of new industries, many of which could be found in an area known as Yoshiwara. The region was better known for being the center of Edo’s developing sense of elegance and refinement. This place of pleasure and luxury became a destination for the elite and wealthy merchants who wished to flaunt their fortune.[15] Their economy relied primarily on the patronage of such individuals in order to sustain itself. For many of those who inhabited and worked in this region maintaining the illusion of grandeur was the only way of supporting their business.

Kaitai Shinsho, Japan's first treatise on Western anatomy, published in 1774

Yoshiwara was home to mostly women who, due to unfortunate circumstances, found themselves working in this secluded environment. Combining factors such as rent, value of their employment contract, cost of clothing, make-up, gift giving, and other expenses ensured that many would spend their entire lives working to pay off their debts. These females were expected to perform dances, sing, play an instrument, gossip or provide companionship so that their guests would come again. As a result, the region developed its own culture which, in turn, determined what would be popular in the rest of the country. This was particularly true for fashion because a woman's identity was determined by her clothing, specifically it clarified what her profession and status was within that field. The quality of her attire ensured that she stood out from the rest of her competition. It was her only means of establishing a reputation and helped to market her talents. However, Yoshiwara also possessed a seedier side. Much of the business conducted here incorporated the use of prostitution as a means to deal with the women's cost of living. As a result, since its establishment was first authorised by Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
in 1589,[16] this area became the country's government sanctioned red-light district. This designation lasted for about 250 years. Professional female entertainers (geisha), music, popular stories, Kabuki
Kabuki
and bunraku (puppet theater), poetry, a rich literature, and art, exemplified by beautiful woodblock prints (known as ukiyo-e), were all part of this flowering of culture. Literature also flourished with the talented examples of the playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653–1724) and the poet, essayist, and travel writer Matsuo Bashō (1644–94). Matsumura Keibun is one of the most significant painters of this period. His works commonly included realistic depictions of birds, flowers and animals.[17]

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, full-colour ukiyo-e woodblock print, Hokusai, c. 1829–32

Ukiyo-e
Ukiyo-e
is a genre of painting and printmaking that developed in the late 17th century, at first depicting the entertainments of the pleasure districts of Edo, such as courtesans and kabuki actors. Harunobu produced the first full-colour nishiki-e prints in 1765, a form that has become synonymous to most with ukiyo-e. The genre reached a peak in technique towards the end of the century with the works of such artists as Kiyonaga and Utamaro. As the Edo
Edo
period came to an end a great diversity of genres proliferated: warriors, nature, folklore, and the landscapes of Hokusai
Hokusai
and Hiroshige. The genre declined throughout the rest of the century in the face of modernization that saw ukiyo-e as both old-fashioned and laborious to produce compared to Western technologies. Ukiyo-e
Ukiyo-e
was a primary part of the wave of Japonism
Japonism
that swept Western art in the late 19th century. Buddhism
Buddhism
and Shinto
Shinto
were both still important in Tokugawa Japan. Buddhism, together with neo-Confucianism, provided standards of social behavior. Although Buddhism
Buddhism
was not as politically powerful as it had been in the past, Buddhism
Buddhism
continued to be espoused by the upper classes. Proscriptions against Christianity benefited Buddhism
Buddhism
in 1640 when the bakufu ordered everyone to register at a temple. The rigid separation of Tokugawa society into han, villages, wards, and households helped reaffirm local Shinto
Shinto
attachments. Shinto
Shinto
provided spiritual support to the political order and was an important tie between the individual and the community. Shinto
Shinto
also helped preserve a sense of national identity.

Scaled pocket plan of Edo

Shinto
Shinto
eventually assumed an intellectual form as shaped by neo-Confucian rationalism and materialism. The kokugaku movement emerged from the interactions of these two belief systems. Kokugaku contributed to the emperor-centered nationalism of modern Japan
Japan
and the revival of Shinto
Shinto
as a national creed in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Kojiki, Nihon Shoki, and Man'yōshū were all studied anew in the search for the Japanese spirit. Some purists in the kokugaku movement, such as Motoori Norinaga, even criticized the Confucian and Buddhist influences—in effect, foreign influences—for contaminating Japan's ancient ways. Japan
Japan
was the land of the kami and, as such, had a special destiny.[18] Entertainment[edit] The Edo
Edo
period was characterized by an unprecedented series of economic developments (despite termination of contact with the outside world) and cultural maturation, especially in terms of theater, music, and other entertainment. For example, a poetic meter for music called kinsei kouta-chō was invented during this time[19] and is still used today in folk songs. Music and theater were influenced by the social gap between the noble and commoner classes, and different arts became more defined as this gap widened. Several different types of kabuki (puppet acting) emerged. Some, such as shibaraku, were only available at a certain time of year, while some companies only performed for nobles. Fashion trends, satirization of local news stories, and advertisements were often part of kabuki theater, as well.[20] End of the shogunate[edit] Main article: Bakumatsu Decline of the Tokugawa[edit]

Dai-Roku Daiba (第六台場) or "No. 6 Battery", one of the original Edo-era battery islands

One of the cannons of Odaiba, now at the Yasukuni Shrine. 80-pound bronze, bore: 250mm, length: 3830mm

The end of this period is specifically called the late Tokugawa shogunate. The cause for the end of this period is controversial but is recounted as the forcing of Japan's opening to the world by Commodore Matthew Perry of the US Navy, whose armada (known by Japanese as "the black ships") fired weapons from Edo
Edo
Bay. Several artificial land masses were created to block the range of the armada, and this land remains in what is presently called the Odaiba
Odaiba
district. The Tokugawa did not eventually collapse simply because of intrinsic failures. Foreign intrusions helped to precipitate a complex political struggle between the bakufu and a coalition of its critics. The continuity of the anti-bakufu movement in the mid-19th century would finally bring down the Tokugawa. Historians consider that a major contributing factor to the decline of the Tokugawa was "poor management of the central government by the shōgun, which caused the social classes in Japan
Japan
to fall apart".[attribution needed][21] From the outset, the Tokugawa attempted to restrict families' accumulation of wealth and fostered a "back to the soil" policy, in which the farmer, the ultimate producer, was the ideal person in society. Despite these efforts to restrict wealth and partly because of the extraordinary period of peace, the standard of living for urban and rural dwellers alike grew significantly during the Tokugawa period. Better means of crop production, transport, housing, food, and entertainment were all available, as was more leisure time, at least for urban dwellers. The literacy rate was high for a preindustrial society (by some estimates the literacy rate in the city of Edo
Edo
was 80 percent), and cultural values were redefined and widely imparted throughout the samurai and chōnin classes. Despite the reappearance of guilds, economic activities went well beyond the restrictive nature of the guilds, and commerce spread and a money economy developed. Although government heavily restricted the merchants and viewed them as unproductive and usurious members of society, the samurai, who gradually became separated from their rural ties, depended greatly on the merchants and artisans for consumer goods, artistic interests, and loans. In this way, a subtle subversion of the warrior class by the chōnin took place. A struggle arose in the face of political limitations that the shōgun imposed on the entrepreneurial class. The government ideal of an agrarian society failed to square with the reality of commercial distribution. A huge government bureaucracy had evolved, which now stagnated because of its discrepancy with a new and evolving social order. Compounding the situation, the population increased significantly during the first half of the Tokugawa period. Although the magnitude and growth rates are uncertain, there were at least 26 million commoners and about four million members of samurai families and their attendants when the first nationwide census was taken in 1721. Drought, followed by crop shortages and starvation, resulted in twenty great famines between 1675 and 1837. During the Tokugawa period, there were 154 famines, of which 21 were widespread and serious.[22] Peasant unrest grew, and by the late 18th century, mass protests over taxes and food shortages had become commonplace. Newly landless families became tenant farmers, while the displaced rural poor moved into the cities. As the fortunes of previously well-to-do families declined, others moved in to accumulate land, and a new, wealthy farming class emerged. Those people who benefited were able to diversify production and to hire laborers, while others were left discontented. Many samurai fell on hard times and were forced into handicraft production and wage jobs for merchants. Although Japan
Japan
was able to acquire and refine a wide variety of scientific knowledge, the rapid industrialization of the West during the 18th century created a material gap in terms of technologies and armament between Japan
Japan
and the West, forcing it to abandon its policy of seclusion and contributing to the end of the Tokugawa regime. Western intrusions were on the increase in the early 19th century. Russian warships and traders encroached on Karafuto
Karafuto
(called Sakhalin under Russian and Soviet control) and on the Kuril Islands, the southernmost of which are considered by the Japanese as the northern islands of Hokkaidō. A British warship entered Nagasaki
Nagasaki
harbour searching for enemy Dutch ships in 1808, and other warships and whalers were seen in Japanese waters with increasing frequency in the 1810s and 1820s. Whalers and trading ships from the United States also arrived on Japan's shores. Although the Japanese made some minor concessions and allowed some landings, they largely attempted to keep all foreigners out, sometimes using force. Rangaku
Rangaku
became crucial not only in understanding the foreign "barbarians" but also in using the knowledge gained from the West to fend them off. By the 1830s, there was a general sense of crisis. Famines and natural disasters hit hard, and unrest led to a peasant uprising against officials and merchants in Osaka
Osaka
in 1837. Although it lasted only a day, the uprising made a dramatic impression. Remedies came in the form of traditional solutions that sought to reform moral decay rather than address institutional problems. The shōgun's advisers pushed for a return to the martial spirit, more restrictions on foreign trade and contacts, suppression of rangaku, censorship of literature, and elimination of "luxury" in the government and samurai class. Others sought the overthrow of the Tokugawa and espoused the political doctrine of sonnō jōi (revere the emperor, expel the barbarians), which called for unity under imperial rule and opposed foreign intrusions. The bakufu persevered for the time being amidst growing concerns over Western successes in establishing colonial enclaves in China following the First Opium War
First Opium War
of 1839–1842. More reforms were ordered, especially in the economic sector, to strengthen Japan against the Western threat. Japan
Japan
turned down a demand from the United States, which was greatly expanding its own presence in the Asia-Pacific region, to establish diplomatic relations when Commodore James Biddle appeared in Edo
Edo
Bay with two warships in July 1846. End of seclusion[edit]

Matthew Calbraith Perry

Landing of Commodore Perry, Officers and Men of the Squadron To meet the Imperial Commissioners at Kurihama Yokosuka
Yokosuka
March 8th, 1854

When Commodore Matthew C. Perry's four-ship squadron appeared in Edo Bay in July 1853, the bakufu was thrown into turmoil. The chairman of the senior councillors, Abe Masahiro
Abe Masahiro
(1819–1857), was responsible for dealing with the Americans. Having no precedent to manage this threat to national security, Abe tried to balance the desires of the senior councillors to compromise with the foreigners, of the emperor who wanted to keep the foreigners out, and of the daimyōs who wanted to go to war. Lacking consensus, Abe decided to compromise by accepting Perry's demands for opening Japan
Japan
to foreign trade while also making military preparations. In March 1854, the Treaty of Peace and Amity (or Treaty of Kanagawa) opened two ports to American ships seeking provisions, guaranteed good treatment to shipwrecked American sailors, and allowed a United States consul to take up residence in Shimoda, a seaport on the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Edo. The Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the U.S. and Japan
Japan
(Harris Treaty), opening still more areas to American trade, was forced on the bakufu five years later. The resulting damage to the bakufu was significant. The devalued price for gold in Japan
Japan
was one immediate, enormous effect.[23] The European and American traders purchased gold for its original price on the world market and then sold it to the Chinese for triple the price.[23] Along with this, cheap goods from these developed nations, like finished cotton, flooded the market forcing many Japanese out of business.[23] Debate over government policy was unusual and had engendered public criticism of the bakufu. In the hope of enlisting the support of new allies, Abe, to the consternation of the fudai, had consulted with the shinpan and tozama daimyōs, further undermining the already weakened bakufu. In the Ansei Reform (1854–1856), Abe then tried to strengthen the regime by ordering Dutch warships and armaments from the Netherlands and building new port defenses. In 1855, a naval training school with Dutch instructors was set up at Nagasaki, and a Western-style military school was established at Edo; by the next year, the government was translating Western books. Opposition to Abe increased within fudai circles, which opposed opening bakufu councils to tozama daimyōs, and he was replaced in 1855 as chairman of the senior councilors by Hotta Masayoshi (1810–1864). At the head of the dissident faction was Tokugawa Nariaki, who had long embraced a militant loyalty to the emperor along with anti-foreign sentiments, and who had been put in charge of national defense in 1854. The Mito school—based on neo-Confucian and Shinto principles—had as its goal the restoration of the imperial institution, the turning back of the West, and the founding of a world empire under the divine Yamato dynasty. In the final years of the Tokugawas, foreign contacts increased as more concessions were granted. The new treaty with the United States in 1859 allowed more ports to be opened to diplomatic representatives, unsupervised trade at four additional ports, and foreign residences in Osaka
Osaka
and Edo. It also embodied the concept of extraterritoriality (foreigners were subject to the laws of their own countries but not to Japanese law). Hotta lost the support of key daimyōs, and when Tokugawa Nariaki
Tokugawa Nariaki
opposed the new treaty, Hotta sought imperial sanction. The court officials, perceiving the weakness of the bakufu, rejected Hotta's request and thus suddenly embroiled Kyoto
Kyoto
and the emperor in Japan's internal politics for the first time in many centuries. When the shōgun died without an heir, Nariaki appealed to the court for support of his own son, Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
(or Keiki), for shōgun, a candidate favored by the shinpan and tozama daimyōs. The fudai won the power struggle, however, installing Tokugawa Yoshitomi, arresting Nariaki and Keiki, executing Yoshida Shōin (1830–1859), a leading sonnō-jōi intellectual who had opposed the American treaty and plotted a revolution against the bakufu), and signing treaties with the United States and five other nations, thus ending more than 200 years of exclusion. Recently[when?] some scholars[who?] have suggested that there were more events that spurred this opening of Japan. From 1716 to 1745 Yoshimune (eighth Tokugawa shōgun from 1716–1745) started the first Kyōhō reforms in an attempt to gain more revenue for the government.[24] In 1767 to 1786 Tanuma Okitsugu also initiated some unorthodox economic reforms to expand government income.[24] This led his conservative opponents to attack him and take his position as he was forced from government in disgrace.[24] Similarly, Matsudaira Sadanobu launched the Kansei Reforms
Kansei Reforms
in 1787–1793 to stabilize rice prices, cut government costs, and increase revenues.[24] The final economic reform of the Tenpō
Tenpō
era of 1841–1843 had similar objectives. Most were ineffective and only worked in some areas. These economic failings would also have been a force in the opening of Japan, as Japanese businessmen desired larger markets. Some scholars also point to internal activism for political change. The Mito school had long been an active force in demanding political changes, such as restoring the powers of the Emperor. This anger can also be seen in the poetry of Matsuo Taseko (a woman who farmed silk worms in the Ina Valley) from Hirata Atsutane's School of National Learning:

"It is disgusting the agitation over thread In today's world Ever since the ships from foreign countries came for the jeweled silkworm cocoons to the land of the gods and the Emperor Peoples hearts awesome though they are, are being pulled apart and consumed by rage."

[25] This inspired many anti-Tokugawa activists as they blamed the Bakufu
Bakufu
for impoverishing the people and dishonoring the emperor.[25]

Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
in later life

Kanrin Maru, Japan's first screw-driven steam warship, 1855

Bakumatsu
Bakumatsu
modernization and conflicts[edit] Main article: Bakumatsu During the last years of the bakufu, or bakumatsu, the bakufu took strong measures to try to reassert its dominance, although its involvement with modernization and foreign powers was to make it a target of anti-Western sentiment throughout the country. The army and the navy were modernized. A naval training school was established in Nagasaki
Nagasaki
in 1855. Naval students were sent to study in Western naval schools for several years, starting a tradition of foreign-educated future leaders, such as Admiral Enomoto. French naval engineers were hired to build naval arsenals, such as Yokosuka
Yokosuka
and Nagasaki. By the end of the Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
in 1867, the Japanese navy of the shōgun already possessed eight Western-style steam warships around the flagship Kaiyō Maru, which were used against pro-imperial forces during the Boshin War
Boshin War
under the command of Admiral Enomoto. A French military mission was established to help modernize the armies of the bakufu. Revering the emperor as a symbol of unity, extremists wrought violence and death against the Bakufu
Bakufu
and Han authorities and foreigners. Foreign naval retaliation in the Anglo-Satsuma War
Anglo-Satsuma War
led to still another concessionary commercial treaty in 1865, but Yoshitomi was unable to enforce the Western treaties. A bakufu army was defeated when it was sent to crush dissent in the Satsuma and Chōshū Domains in 1866. Finally, in 1867, Emperor Kōmei
Emperor Kōmei
died and was succeeded by his underaged son Emperor Meiji. Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
reluctantly became head of the Tokugawa house and shōgun. He tried to reorganize the government under the emperor while preserving the shōgun's leadership role. Fearing the growing power of the Satsuma and Chōshū daimyōs, other daimyōs called for returning the shōgun's political power to the emperor and a council of daimyōs chaired by the former Tokugawa shōgun. Yoshinobu accepted the plan in late 1867 and resigned, announcing an "imperial restoration". The Satsuma, Chōshū, and other han leaders and radical courtiers, however, rebelled, seized the imperial palace, and announced their own restoration on January 3, 1868. Following the Boshin War
Boshin War
(1868–1869), the bakufu was abolished, and Yoshinobu was reduced to the ranks of the common daimyōs. Resistance continued in the North throughout 1868, and the bakufu naval forces under Admiral Enomoto Takeaki
Enomoto Takeaki
continued to hold out for another six months in Hokkaidō, where they founded the short-lived Republic of Ezo. Events[edit]

1600: Battle of Sekigahara. Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
defeats a coalition of daimyōs and establishes hegemony over most of Japan. 1603: The emperor appoints Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
as shōgun, who moves his government to Edo
Edo
(Tokyo) and founds the Tokugawa dynasty of shōguns. 1605: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
resigns as shōgun and is succeeded by his son Tokugawa Hidetada. 1607: Korean Joseon
Joseon
dynasty sends an embassy to Tokugawa shogunate. 1611: Ryūkyū
Ryūkyū
Islands become a vassal state of Satsuma Domain. 1614: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
bans Christianity from Japan. 1615: Battle of Osaka. Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
besieges Osaka
Osaka
Castle, all opposition from forces loyal to the Toyotomi
Toyotomi
family. Tokugawa authority becomes paramount throughout Japan. 1616: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
dies. 1620: After Ieyasu dies the peasants and chōnins increase in population 1623: Tokugawa Iemitsu
Tokugawa Iemitsu
becomes the third shōgun. 1633: Iemitsu forbids travelling abroad and reading foreign books. 1635: Iemitsu formalizes the system of mandatory alternate residence (sankin-kōtai) in Edo. 1637: Shimabara Rebellion
Shimabara Rebellion
(1637–38) mounted by overtaxed peasants. 1638: Iemitsu forbids ship building. 1639: Edicts establishing National Seclusion ( Sakoku
Sakoku
Rei) are completed. All Westerners except the Dutch are prohibited from entering Japan. 1641: Iemitsu bans all foreigners, except Chinese and Dutch, from Japan. 1657: The Great Fire of Meireki
Great Fire of Meireki
destroys most of the city of Edo. 1700: Kabuki
Kabuki
and ukiyo-e become popular.[clarification needed] 1707: Mount Fuji erupts. 1774: The anatomical text Kaitai Shinsho, the first complete Japanese translation of a Western medical work, is published by Sugita Genpaku and Maeno Ryotaku. 1787: Matsudaira Sadanobu
Matsudaira Sadanobu
becomes senior shogunal councillor and institutes the Kansei Reforms. 1792: Russian envoy Adam Laxman
Adam Laxman
arrives at Nemuro in eastern Ezo (now Hokkaidō). 1804: Russian envoy Nikolai Rezanov
Nikolai Rezanov
reaches Nagasaki
Nagasaki
and unsuccessfully seeks the establishment of trade relations with Japan. 1837: Rebellion
Rebellion
of Ōshio Heihachirō. 1841: Tenpō
Tenpō
Reforms. 1854: The USA forces Japan
Japan
to sign a trade agreement ("Treaty of Kanagawa") which reopens Japan
Japan
to foreigners after two centuries. 1855: Russia and Japan
Japan
establish diplomatic relations. 1864: British, French, Dutch and American warships bombard Shimonoseki and open more Japanese ports for foreigners. 1868: Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Tokugawa Yoshinobu
resigns, the Tokugawa dynasty ends, and the emperor (or "mikado") Meiji is restored, but with capital in Edo/Tokyo and divine attributes.

In popular culture[edit] Main article: Edo
Edo
period in popular culture The Edo
Edo
period is the setting of many works of popular culture. These include novels, comics, stageplays, films, television shows, animated works, and manga. See also[edit]

Criminal punishment in Edo-period Japan Edomoji, Japanese lettering styles invented in the Edo
Edo
period Ee ja nai ka, an outbreak of mass hysteria at the end of the Edo period Gonin Gumi, groups of five households that were held collectively responsible during the Edo
Edo
period Jidaigeki, Japanese period dramas which are usually set in the Edo period Jitte (weapon), law enforcement weapon unique to the period Karakuri ningyō, Japanese automatons

Notes[edit]

^ Hall & McClain 1991, pp. 128–182 ^ Hall & McClain 1991, pp. 369–370 ^ Hall & McClain 1991, p. 370 ^ Totman, A History of Japan
History of Japan
(2000) p 225–230 ^ Lewis 2003, pp. 31–32 ^ Beasley 1972, p. 22 ^ a b c d Frédéric 2002, p. 313 ^ a b Frédéric 2002, p. 93 ^ Flath 2000 ^ Susan B. Hanley and Kozo Yamamura (1977) Economic and demographic change in preindustrial Japan, 1600–1868, pp. 69–90 ^ One chō, or chobu, equals 2.5 acres. ^ Conrad D. Totman (2000). "ch. 11". A history of Japan. Wiley-Blackwell.  ^ Tetsuji Okazaki (2005). "The role of the merchant coalition in pre-modern Japanese economic development: an historical institutional analysis" (PDF). Explorations in Economic History. 42 (2): 184–201. doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2004.06.005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-10.  ^ Diamond 2005, pp. 297–304 ^ Longstreet & Longstreet 1989, p. 2 ^ Seigle 1993, p. 17 ^ Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Museum of Art
2010, pp. 42–44 ^ Lewis 2003, pp. 45–47 ^ Hoff, Frank (1978-06-01). Song, dance, storytelling: aspects of the performing arts in Japan. China- Japan
Japan
Program, Cornell University. p. 130.  ^ Nishiyama, Matsunosuke (1997). Edo
Edo
Culture: Daily Life and Diversions in Urban Japan, 1600–1868. University of Hawai'i Press. pp. 198–227.  ^ Jansen 2002, pp. 289–292 ^ Turkington, David, "A Chronology of Japanese History", Edo
Edo
Period (1603-1868), retrieved May 5, 2012  ^ a b c Gordon 2008, p. 51 ^ a b c d Gordon 2008, p. 42 ^ a b Gordon 2008, p. 52

Further reading[edit]

Beasley, William G. (1972), The Meiji Restoration, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, ISBN 0-8047-0815-0  Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Museum of Art
(2010), Birmingham Museum of Art : guide to the collection, Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Museum of Art, ISBN 978-1-904832-77-5  Diamond, Jared (2005), Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-303655-6  Flath, David (2000), The Japanese Economy, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-877504-0  Frédéric, Louis (2002), Japan
Japan
Encyclopedia, Harvard University Press Reference Library, Belknap, ISBN 9780674017535  Gordon, Andrew (2008), A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to Present (Second ed.), New York: Oxford University press, ISBN 978-0-19-533922-2, archived from the original on February 6, 2010  Guth, Christine. Art of Edo
Edo
Japan: the artist and the city 1615-1868 (HN Abrams, 1996). Hall, J.W.; McClain, J.L. (1991), The Cambridge History of Japan, The Cambridge History of Japan
History of Japan
(v. 4), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521223553  Jansen, Marius B. (1986), Japan
Japan
in transition, from Tokugawa to Meiji, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-05459-2  Jansen, Marius B. (2002), The Making of Modern Japan
Japan
(Paperback ed.), Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-00991-6  Lewis, James Bryant (2003), Frontier Contact Between Choson Korea
Korea
and Tokugawa Japan, London: Routledge, ISBN 0-7007-1301-8  Longstreet, Stephen; Longstreet, Ethel (1989), Yoshiwara: the pleasure quarters of old Tokyo, Yenbooks, Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, ISBN 0-8048-1599-2  Nishiyama, Matsunosuke, and Gerald Groemer, eds. Edo
Edo
culture: daily life and diversions in urban Japan, 1600-1868 (University of Hawaii Press, 1997). Roberts, Luke S. (2012), Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, ISBN 0824835131  Seigle, Cecilia Segawa (1993), Yoshiwara: The Glittering World of the Japanese Courtesan, Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, ISBN 0-8248-1488-6 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Library of Congress Country Studies website http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/. Japan External links[edit]

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Rōjū-kaku

 

 

 

 

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Kita-machi-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shōgun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sobayōnin

 

 

 

 

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Wakadoshiyori

 

 

 

 

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Daimyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gusoku-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Haneda bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gundai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyōgo bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daikan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanagawa bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinza (gold monopoly)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kane-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanjō bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kura-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinzan-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kyoto
Kyoto
shoshidai

 

 

 

Kyoto
Kyoto
machi-bugyō

 

 

 

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Nagasaki
Nagasaki
bugyō

 

 

 

 

Fushimi bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niigata bugyō

 

 

 

 

Nara bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikkō bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osaka
Osaka
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Osaka
Osaka
jōdai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sakai bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rōya-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sado bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sakuji-bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shimada bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunpu jōdai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uraga bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yamada bugyō

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

This bureaucracy evolved in an ad hoc manner, responding to perceived needs.

v t e

Officials of the Tokugawa shogunate

Shōgun

Ieyasu (1603–1605) Hidetada (1605–1623) Iemitsu (1623–1651) Ietsuna (1651–1680) Tsunayoshi (1680–1709) Ienobu (1709–1712) Ietsugu (1713–1716) Yoshimune (1716–1745) Ieshige (1745–1760) Ieharu (1760–1786) Ienari (1787–1837) Ieyoshi (1837–1853) Iesada (1853–1858) Iemochi (1858–1866) Yoshinobu (1867–1868)

Tairō

Sakai Tadayo
Sakai Tadayo
(1636) Doi Toshikatsu
Doi Toshikatsu
(1638–1644) Sakai Tadakatsu
Sakai Tadakatsu
(1638–1656) Sakai Tadakiyo
Sakai Tadakiyo
(1666–1680) Ii Naozumi (1668–1676) Hotta Masatoshi (1681–1684) Ii Naooki (1696–1700, 1711–1714) Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu
Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu
(1706–1709) Ii Naoyuki (1784–1787) Ii Naoaki (1835–1841) Ii Naosuke
Ii Naosuke
(1858–1860) Sakai Tadashige (1865)

Rōjū

Ōkubo Tadachika (1593–1614) Ōkubo Nagayasu (1600–1613) Honda Masanobu
Honda Masanobu
(1600–1615) Naruse Masanari (1600–1616) Andō Naotsugu (1600–1616) Honda Masazumi (1600–1622) Naitō Kiyonari (1601–1606) Aoyama Tadanari (1601–1606) Aoyama Narishige (1608–1613) Sakai Tadatoshi
Sakai Tadatoshi
(1609–1627) Sakai Tadayo
Sakai Tadayo
(1610–1634) Doi Toshikatsu
Doi Toshikatsu
(1610–1638) Andō Shigenobu (1611–1621) Naitō Kiyotsugu (1616–1617) Aoyama Tadatoshi (1616–1623) Inoue Masanari (1617–1628) Nagai Naomasa (1622–1633) Abe Masatsugu (1623–1626) Inaba Masakatsu (1623–1634) Naitō Tadashige (1623–1633) Sakai Tadakatsu
Sakai Tadakatsu
(1624–1638) Morikawa Shigetoshi (1628–1632) Aoyama Yukinari (1628–1633) Matsudaira Nobutsuna (1632–1662) Abe Tadaaki (1633–1666) Hotta Masamori (1635–1651) Abe Shigetsugu (1638–1651) Matsudaira Norinaga (1642–1654) Sakai Tadakiyo
Sakai Tadakiyo
(1653–1666) Inaba Masanori
Inaba Masanori
(1657–1681) Kuze Hiroyuki (1663–1679) Itakura Shigenori
Itakura Shigenori
(1665–1668, 1670–1673) Tsuchiya Kazunao (1665–1679) Abe Masayoshi (1673–1676) Ōkubo Tadatomo (1677–1698) Hotta Masatoshi (1679–1681) Doi Toshifusa (1679–1681) Itakura Shigetane (1680–1681) Toda Tadamasa (1681–1699) Abe Masatake (1681–1704) Matsudaira Nobuyuki (1685–1686) Tsuchiya Masanao (1687–1718) Ogasawara Nagashige
Ogasawara Nagashige
(1697–1705, 1709–1710) Akimoto Takatomo (1699–1707) Inaba Masamichi (1701–1707) Honda Masanaga (1704–1711) Ōkubo Tadamasu (1705–1713) Inoue Masamine (1705–1722) Abe Masataka (1711–1717) Kuze Shigeyuki (1713–1720) Matsudaira Nobutsune (1714–1716) Toda Tadazane (1714–1729) Mizuno Tadayuki (1717–1730) Andō Nobutomo (1722–1732) Matsudaira Norisato (1723–1745) Matsudaira Tadachika (1724–1728) Ōkubo Tsuneharu (1728) Sakai Tadaoto (1728–1735) Matsudaira Nobutoki (1730–1744) Matsudaira Terusada (1730–1745) Kuroda Naokuni (1732–1735) Honda Tadanaga (1734–1746) Toki Yoritoshi
Toki Yoritoshi
(1742–1744) Sakai Tadazumi (1744–1749) Matsudaira Norikata
Matsudaira Norikata
(1745–1746) Hotta Masasuke (1745–1761) Nishio Tadanao (1746–1760) Honda Masayoshi (1746–1758) Matsudaira Takechika (1746–1779) Sakai Tadayori (1749–1764) Matsudaira Terutaka (1758–1781) Inoue Masatsune (1760–1763) Akimoto Sumitomo (1747–1764, 1765–1767) Abe Masahiro
Abe Masahiro
(1837-1857) Doi Toshitsura
Doi Toshitsura
(1838–1844) Inoue Masaharu (1840–1843) Andō Nobumasa
Andō Nobumasa
(1860–1862) Itakura Katsukiyo
Itakura Katsukiyo
(1862–1864, 1865–1868) Inoue Masanao
Inoue Masanao
(1862–1864) Mizuno Tadakiyo
Mizuno Tadakiyo
(1862–1866) Sakai Tadashige (1863–1864) Arima Michizumi (1863–1864) Makino Tadayuki
Makino Tadayuki
(1863–1865) Matsumae Takahiro
Matsumae Takahiro
(1864–1865) Abe Masato (1864–1865) Suwa Tadamasa (1864–1865) Inaba Masakuni
Inaba Masakuni
(1864–1865, 1866–1868) Matsudaira Munehide
Matsudaira Munehide
(1864–1866) Inoue Masanao
Inoue Masanao
(1865–1867) Matsudaira Yasuhide (1865–1868) Mizuno Tadanobu (1866) Matsudaira Norikata
Matsudaira Norikata
(1866–1868) Inaba Masami (1866–1868) Matsudaira Sadaaki
Matsudaira Sadaaki
(1867) Ōkōchi Masatada (1867–1868) Sakai Tadatō (1867–1868) Tachibana Taneyuki (1868)

Wakadoshiyori

Nagai Naoyuki
Nagai Naoyuki
(1867–1868)

Kyoto
Kyoto
shoshidai

Okudaira Nobumasa
Okudaira Nobumasa
(1600–1601) Itakura Katsushige
Itakura Katsushige
(1601–1619) Makino Chikashige (1654–1668) Itakura Shigenori
Itakura Shigenori
(1668–1670) Nagai Naotsune (1670–1678) Toda Tadamasa (1678–1681) Inaba Masamichi (1681–1685) Tsuchiya Masanao (1685–1687) Naitō Shigeyori (1687–1690) Matsudaira Nobuoki (1690–1691) Ogasawara Nagashige
Ogasawara Nagashige
(1691–1697) Matsudaira Nobutsune (1697–1714) Mizuno Tadayuki (1714–1717) Matsudaira Tadachika(1717–1724) Makino Hideshige (1724–1734) Toki Yoritoshi
Toki Yoritoshi
1734–1742) Makino Sadamichi
Makino Sadamichi
(1742–1749) Matsudaira Sukekuni (1749–1752) Sakai Tadamochi
Sakai Tadamochi
(1752–1756) Matsudaira Terutaka(1756–1758) Inoue Masatsune (1758–1760) Abe Masasuke (1760–1764) Abe Masachika (1764–1768) Doi Toshisato (1769–1777) Kuze Hiroakira (1777–1781) Makino Sadanaga
Makino Sadanaga
(1781–1784) Toda Tadatō (1784–1789) Ōta Sukeyoshi (1789–1782) Hotta Masanari (1792–1798) Makino Tadakiyo (1798–1801) Doi Toshiatsu (1801–1802) Aoyama Tadayasu (1802–1804) Inaba Masanobu (1804–1806) Abe Masayoshi (1806–1808) Sakai Tadayuki
Sakai Tadayuki
(1808–1815) Ōkubo Tadazane
Ōkubo Tadazane
(1815–1818) Matsudaira Norihiro (1818–1823) Naitō Nobuatsu
Naitō Nobuatsu
(1823–1825) Matsudaira Yasutō (1825–1826) Mizuno Tadakuni
Mizuno Tadakuni
(1826–1828) Matsudaira Muneakira (1828–1832) Ōta Sukemoto (1832–1834) Matsudaira Nobuyori (1834–1837) Doi Toshitsura
Doi Toshitsura
(1837–1838) Manabe Akikatsu
Manabe Akikatsu
(1838–1840) Makino Tadamasa (1840–1843) Sakai Tadaaki
Sakai Tadaaki
(1843–1850) Naitō Nobuchika (1850–1851) Wakisaka Yasuori (1851–1857) Honda Tadamoto
Honda Tadamoto
(1857–1858) Sakai Tadaaki
Sakai Tadaaki
(1858–1862) Matsudaira Munehide
Matsudaira Munehide
(1862) Makino Tadayuki
Makino Tadayuki
(1862–1863) Inaba Masakuni
Inaba Masakuni
(1863–1864) Matsudaira Sadaaki
Matsudaira Sadaaki
(1864–1867)

Bugyō

Bugu-bugyō (post-1863) Edo
Edo
machi-bugyō Fushimi bugyō Gaikoku-bugyō (post-1858) Gunkan-bugyō (post-1859) Gusoku-bugyō Hakodate bugyō Haneda bugyō (post-1853) Hyōgo bugyō (post-1864) Jisha-bugyō Kanagawa bugyō (post-1859) Kanjō-bugyō (post-1787) Kinzan-bugyō Kyoto
Kyoto
machi-bugyō Nara bugyō Machi-bugyō Nagasaki
Nagasaki
bugyō Niigata bugyō Nikkō bugyō Osaka
Osaka
jōdai Osaka
Osaka
machi-bugyō Rōya-bugyō Sado bugyō Sakai bugyō Sakuji-bugyō (post-1632) Shimoda bugyō Sunpu jōdai Uraga bugyō Yamada bugyō

Ōmetsuke

Yagyū Munenori
Yagyū Munenori
(1632–1636) Mizuno Morinobu (1632–1636) Akiyama Masashige 1632–1640) Inoue Masashige (1632–1658) Kagazume Tadazumi (1640–1650) Nakane Masamori (1650) Hōjō Ujinaga (1655–1670) Ōoka Tadatane (1670) Nakayama Naomori (1684) Sengoku Hisanao (1695–1719) Shōda Yasutoshi (1699–1701) Sakakibara Tadayuki (1836–1837) Atobe Yoshisuke (1839–1841, 1855–1856) Tōyama Kagemoto
Tōyama Kagemoto
(1844) Ido Hiromichi 1853–1855) Tsutsui Masanori (1854–1857) Ōkubo Tadahiro (1862) Matsudaira Yasuhide (1864) Nagai Naoyuki
Nagai Naoyuki
(1864–1865, 1865–1867) Yamaoka Takayuki (1868) Oda Nobushige (1868)

Kyoto
Kyoto
Shugoshoku

Matsudaira Katamori
Matsudaira Katamori
(1862–1864) Matsudaira Yoshinaga
Matsudaira Yoshinaga
(1864) Matsudaira Kata

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