The Tokaido Road: Travelling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan

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The Tokaido Road offers a comparative study of the Tokaido road's representations during the Edo (1600-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) eras. Throughout the Edo era, the Tokaido highway was the most important route of Japan and transportation was confined to foot travel. In 1889, the Tokaido Railway was established, at first paralleling and eventually almost eliminating the use of the highway. During both periods, the Tokaido was a popular topic of representation and was depicted in a variety of visual and literary media. After ...

The Tokaido Road: Travelling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan 2011, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415511148

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