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The largest flat area in Japan, it contains eight provinces centered on the city of Edo ; it is rich alluvial lowland formed by the outfall of a number of rivers, and was the 'rice-basket' of Japan during the Edo period.
It was founded inwhen the capital was moved from the original location of Nara, via Nagaoka, in order to escape the influence of militant Buddhist sects. During the Momoyama PeriodToyotomi Hideyoshi diedthe unifier of Japan, had his capital there. Fifty-three stations not counting the two terminiconsisting of horse and porter stations, along with a range of lodging, food, etc, establishments for ordinary travellers, were established along the between the two ends, which most travelers covered on foot, usually travelling several stages per day.
An alternative old name literally, "Eastern metropolis" for Edo. Literally, "year name", the name associated with the rule of a particular Emperor of Japan.
Shortly after a new Emperor assumes the throne, an official name is chosen for his reign, one with auspicious overtones. Thus, the Emperor Hirohito reigned is now known as the Emperor Showa literally, "Enlightenment and Harmony". Literally, "year period"; an alternative term used for eras within a given reign.
A new era name was often designated on certain astrologically auspicious years, but they might also be adopted due to felicitous events, or natural disasters. After the Meiji Restoration, a "one reign, one era name" system was adopted, and era names now only change on an Imperial succession.
Prior to the Meiji RestorationJapan used a lunar-solar calendarwhich was not well aligned to the solar year, and tended to quickly drift out of synchronization with it.
To fix this, periodically approximately every three years or so an extra month was interpolated to bring it back into phase. Such months are designated as intercalary months uruuand are given the same number as the previous lunar month. So, when there are two 'fifth months', the first one is just 'fifth month', but the following intercalary month is called 'uruu fifth month'.
Literally, a "town person"; whilst theoretically the lowest social class under the Tokugawa Shogunatethey soon became economically the most powerful class, causing severe strains to the social system set up by the Tokugawa. Their inability to rise in status caused much of their spare energy and wealth to be spent in diversions, including the Kabuki theatre, and ukiyo-e prints.
Literally, "great name", a major feudal private land holder, of whom there were several hundred in Japan during the Edo period. They held fiefs of widely varying sizes, measured in terms of the income they produced, in koku of rice per year, down to 10, koku per year.
Literally, "art person"; female performers who specialize in entertaining and providing companionship to men at dinner parties and similar venues. They are skilled in classic Japanese arts such as music especially the playing of the stringed samisenpoetry and calligraphy.
They first appeared at the start of the Edo period, as an off-shoot of the group of highest-class courtesans. The 'art name'; a pseudonym, similar to a pen-name in the West, used by an artist. They are often passed down in a schoolfrom the old head to the new head.
The 'death poem', also called zeppitsu literally, "final brushstrokes" was a common part of death in Japan. They were usually the dying person's own words, not a quotation, and usually tried to encapsulate his thoughts at the moment of death; they often attempt to sum up the writer's life, or give his insight into the meaning of life, as the writer departs it.
Written as they were with all of someone's remaining energy, the ones we still have sometimes show astonishing calligraphy and insights.In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for.
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