Lecture Notes 4-21

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Lecture Notes 4/21 About the video- was a blind lute player, - Spirits are dangerous things (according to the tale of genji) - Talks about soothing the dead Warring States (Sengoku) - 1467-1568. - Edo is the capital city of Tokugawa. Later becomes Tokyo. - China also had “warring state” (490-221 BCE). This was identified as the Han dynasty - The warring states contrasted with Tokugawa peace and rule Creating “Japanese” culture and society: The fashions of Sengoku - Social Mobility (gekokujo) low over high o Fluidity of social roles o Jizamurai- some are farmers or myoshu, they blur the lines between who’s a farmer and who’s a warrior o The bad news is that there are rampaging armies leads to concentrated living patterns. Neighborhoods are fortifying themselves. o The good news is that there is less control outside control over their lives. (economic activity is decentered) - Arts flourishing in Kyoto o 40,000 warriors in Kyoto Patronage: thugs borrow respectability via patronage of arts
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