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Gift Exchanges in Edo Castle
None (2012)
  • Cecilia S Seigle, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Abstract
The Japanese love of gift-giving was firmly established during the Edo period, specifically under the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi. This study was done as part of inquiry into the institution of Ooku, and I remark on the significance of gift exchanges as substitute social activities for the women of Ooku.
Keywords
  • Gifts,
  • Shogun,
  • Ooku ladies
Publication Date
Summer August, 2012
Citation Information
Cecilia S Seigle. "Gift Exchanges in Edo Castle" None (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cecilia_seigle/21/