Japanese history - early modern




江戸城, えどじょう

Edo Castle (residence of the Shogun during the Edo period, now the site of the Tokyo Imperial Palace)

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藩, はん

fiefdom, domain (precursor to current prefectures)

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関ヶ原の戦い, 関ケ原の戦い, 関ヶ原の戦, せきがはらのたたかい

Battle of Sekigahara (1600)

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参勤交替, 参覲交代, さんきんこうたい

official attendance service (by a daimyo in the Edo era)

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参勤交代, さんきんこうたい

daimyo's alternating Edo residence

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新選組, 新撰組, しんせんぐみ

Shinsengumi, shogunate police and military force located in Kyoto and dedicated to suppressing anti-shogunate activities (Edo period)

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譜代大名, ふだいだいみょう

hereditary daimyo (whose ancestors supported Tokugawa Ieyasu prior to the battle of Sekigahara)

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外様大名, とざまだいみょう

non-Tokugawa daimyo

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士農工商, しのうこうしょう

hierarchy of samurai, farmers, artisans, and merchants in Edo society

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侍, さむらい, さぶらい

warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period), samurai, man in attendance (on a person of high standing), retainer

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大名, だいみょう

daimyo (Japanese feudal lord), daimio

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大奥, おおおく

inner palace (in Edo Castle), palace's ladies chambers, shogun's harem

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中山道, 中仙道, なかせんどう

Nakasendo (Edo-period Edo-Kyoto highway)

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東海道, とうかいどう

Tokaido (Edo-period Edo-Kyoto highway)

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尊皇王攘夷, 尊皇攘夷, 尊王攘夷, そんのうじょうい

19th century slogan advocating reverence for the Emperor and the expulsion of (barbarian) foreigners

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五人組, ごにんぐみ

five-family unit, five-man group, quintet

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明治維新, めいじいしん

Meiji Restoration

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神仏習合, しんぶつしゅうごう

syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism

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将軍, しょうぐん

general, shogun

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徳川幕府, とくがわばくふ

Tokugawa shogunate (i.e. the Edo shogunate, 1603-1867)

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