Map of japan in Edo (Kahei) era w/list of daimyo crest and Japanese castles



A detailed map of "Edo-Kaei period (1848-1854) in Japan.
with a list of the name of local feudal loads (Daimyos), their family Crest (Kamon) and castle

Let us set out on a journey of time travelling to Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan.
Edo is an old name of Tokyo. The construction of the city was undertaken by Dokan Ota 太田道灌 (1432-1486), an eminent samurai and scholar in the Muromachi period. The city was still a rural place in that period, as the capital of Japan had been in Kyoto from 794 to 1868.

When Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of the Edo government took over the domain of Edo in 1590, Tokyo was still waste land, a land of swamps covered with thick bamboo trees.

However, Ieyasu has reformed Edo city to the city, amazingly organized urban city with sophistication and safety, in collaboration with his brains, including Tenkai (1536-1643), a monk of Tendai sect Buddhism.

Edo was connected to all Japan through Gokaido highways (5 main five ways), and was designed based on Feng Sui, Chinese geomamcy theory invoking divine protection.

Samurais (feudal loads) were the main actors both in politics and economies in Japan in the Edo period.

Although Shogun carried the supreme authority in the Edo period, Daimyos, local feudal loads, controlled their domains, on their own initiatives. It is said there were 300 domains in the Edo period.

This map will bring you to the edo period and helps you to understand how Japan have been formed.

1. Map of Japan with the list of local feudal loads, w/family crest
2. Ranking List of land productivity (Kokudaka) w/family crest
3. List of 12 Japanese castles that keep their existing castle towers, and 21 Japanese castles that keep their historical structures.
4. List of five big highway in Edo period, the name of the stations and the distance.

material: paper
size; 90cm x 60cm


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