As a preparation for your research essay on the Edo period, we will be discussing various issue related to the Edo era.

As we watch and discuss the various videos, think of possible research topics for your essay.

Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, (The bodyguard) opening sequence.

How does the clip differ from the traditional view of the samurai?

Can you explain why the character is wandering aimlessly?

Do you know the story of the 47 Ronins? What does it say about the role of samurais in the Edo period?

Edo History