The Edo-Tokyo Museum 2017.2.25
The Edo-Tokyo Museum 2017.2.25 The Edo-Tokyo museum is a museum of Tokyo urban history, which exhibits the history-life, and culture of the city from the 1600s to today. The museum is located near the Ryogoku station. I visited there on Jan. 25 for the first time. Edo was the place where the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu established his government more than 400 years ago and was renamed Tokyo in 1868. This Edo period was characterized by a national seclusion policy called sakoku. Japanese culture and character evolved with virtually no influence from outside the country. By the early 18th century, Edo has become one of the world's largest cities, with a population of about one billion people. By the late 18th century, its own distinctive culture had flourished, and had become Japan's defacto capital. it was this period when Kabuki, Ukiyo-e, and Sumo developed.