Japanese history - early modern

Historical terms relating to the times around the Edo period.

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元服, げんぶく, げんぷく

ceremony of attaining manhood

Added: Dec 21st 2012 12:21 PM

島原の乱, しまばらのらん

Shimabara Rebellion (1637-1638)

Added: Dec 19th 2012 07:42 AM

一国一城, いっこくいちじょう

(possession of) one feudal domain and one castle, being independent (acting without compromise or assistance), establishing only one castle in each feudal domain (edict issued by the shogunate in 1615)

Added: Dec 19th 2012 07:40 AM

西の丸, にしのまる

western citadel, west wing of the Edo castle (where the heir apparent or retired shogun would live)

Added: Dec 19th 2012 07:40 AM

中奥, なかおく

area of the Edo castle where the shogun would work and spend his daily life

Added: Dec 19th 2012 07:40 AM

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