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Japan Awakens: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912)

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During the brief Meiji period, Japan underwent an astonishing metamorphosis from feudal state to modern industrial and military power. The nation's policy of isolationism, sakoku (closed country) initiated in 1639, was abruptly challenged in 1853 when Commodore Matthew C. Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay with four awe-inspiring iron vessels locally known as "black ships." Faced with superior military technology, The Japanese were compelled to sign trade treaties withw the United States and other Western countries. Soon, after ...

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Japan Awakens: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912)
2008, Pomegranate Communications, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780764946356

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