Breaking Barriers by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis
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Breaking Barriers
By Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

Breaking Barriers

Travel and the State in Early Modern Japan

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Breaking Barriers by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

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Travel in Tokugawa Japan was officially controlled by bakufu and domainal authorities via an elaborate system of barriers, or sekisho, and travel permits; commoners, however, found ways to circumvent these barriers, frequently ignoring the laws designed to control their mobility, in this study, Constantine Vaporis challenges the notion that this system of travel regulations prevented widespread travel, maintaining instead that a "culture of movement" in Japan developed in the Tokugawa era. Using a combination of governmental documentation and travel literature, diaries, and wood-block prints, Vaporis examines the development of travel as recreation; he discusses the impact of pilgrimage and the institutionalization of alms-giving on the freedom of movement commoners enjoyed. By the end of the Tokugawa era, the popular nature of travel and a sophisticated system of roads were well established: Vaporis explores the reluctance of the bakufu to enforce its travel laws, and in doing so, beautifully evokes the character of the journey through Tokugawa Japan.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674081079
ISBN-10: 0674081072
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x 36mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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