::EDO ERA ::

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The Edo Period, or as some refer to it, the Tokugawa Period, is an oft-misunderstood and highly maligned era of Japanese history, spanning the period roughly from 1603-1867, the era that the Tokugawa Shogunate existed. In an effort to better understand this period, I have endeavored, as a start, to study the structure of the Tokugawa administration, which can be seen in the "Tokugawa" section of this website. However, other important departure points for better understanding the period include the structure and composition of the myriad domains, and the day-to-day realities of life in the period.


*Biography of Nagai Naoyuki, the famed Bakumatsu-era wakadoshiyori and associate of the Shinsengumi.

*List and discussion of the Kaga-hakka, the eight senior retainer families serving the Maeda of the Kaga domain.

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