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Edo period


Picture of the Japanese Edo Period


JAPAN EDO MEIJI period Photo


Edo Tokyo Museum, Tokyo - The History of Japan during the Edo Period.


Tokyo Historical Parade-Fire Fighters in Edo Period


Taking a walk 150 years ago at Tokyo's Edo period Musuem!٩(^ᴗ^)۶

The Edo period 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 on March 24, 1603, by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The period came to an end with the Meiji Restoration on May 3, 1868, after the fall of Edo.
    • Consolidation of the shogunate 

    • Foreign trade relations 

    • Society 

    • Economic development 

    • Artistic and intellectual development 

    • End of the shogunate 

    • Events 

    • In popular culture