Tokugawa Japan

   The Tokugawa shogunate was the longest period of uninterrupted peace Japan ever enjoyed. The brilliant and ruthless administration of the Tokugawa military administration combined with the rigid seclusion of the country allowed for the flowering of Japanese culture in an unprecedented way. We are going to take a short tour through the history and culture of early modern Japan, from the bloodshed of the Onin War to the forbidden pleasures of the floating world; these two and a half centuries of seclusion that we are going to tour are the crucible in which the modern Japanese temper was formed.