Introduction to Tokugawa or Edo Japan to enhance your visit to the Edo Museum on Thursday.  We will look at Edo through Marcia Yonemoto’s essay and the video Japanese History of Edo Japan part 1 , part 2, and part 3.

Your goal is to look for customs, structures and ways of doing things that were established in the Edo period and still remain in some form today in Modern Japanese society.  i.e.The Tale of the 47 Ronin is still told today to emphasize the importance of loyalty and honor.