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A Japanese Woman and Her World

A Japanese Woman and Her World
A Japanese Woman and Her World
epub | 4.8 MB | English | Author :Amy Stanley | 1982155884 | 2020 | Scribner

Book Description :

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo-the city that would become Tokyo-and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.
The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in a rural Japanese village and was expected to live a traditional life much like her mother's. But after three divorces-and a temperament much too strong-willed for her family's approval-she ran away to make a life for herself in one of the largest cities in the world: Edo, a bustling metropolis at its peak.

With Tsuneno as our guide, we experience the drama and excitement of Edo just prior to the arrival of American Commodore Perry's fleet, which transformed Japan. During this pivotal moment in Japanese history, Tsuneno bounces from tenement to tenement, marries a masterless samurai, and eventually enters the service of a famous...

Category : | Japanese History, History of Japan, 19th Century World History

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