Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

8-1-2012

Publication Source

None

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Gifts, Shogun, Ooku ladies

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Date Posted: 27 August 2014