The Edo Inheritance by Tokugawa Tsunenari
The Edo Inheritance by Tokugawa Tsunenari (I-House Press / 2009)
'The Tokugawa shogunate (1603 – 1868) – the reign of the family that effectively governed Japan during that period – is it to be credited with 265 years of uninterrupted peace or blamed for having created a centuries-long police state? Here, a descendent offers a revisionist history that de-demonises an era sometimes said to constitute Japan's dark ages and discovers a harbinger. The result is a delightfully contentious book that will stir debate for some time to come.' – Donald Richie
Hardcover. Some light rubbing along top, outer edge of dustjacket but otherwise this possibly unread book in is fine condition. Gift inscription on opening endpaper.