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The Japanese love of gift-giving was firmly established during the Edo period, specifically under the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi. This study was done as part of inquiry into the institution of Ooku, and I remark on the significance of gift exchanges as substitute social activities for the women of Ooku.
Gifts, Shogun, Ooku ladies
Seigle, Cecilia S. Ph.D., "Gift Exchanges in Edo Castle" (2012). Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. 6.
Date Posted: 27 August 2014