Title

Manners of the City of Edo

Presenter Information

Hideki Takei

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 271

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Manners, Edo, Japan

Abstract

The City of Edo was one of the largest cities in the world in the eighteenth century. As the capital city of Japan in the Tokugawa Shogun era, samurai were initially the dominant residents of the city. However, as samurai did not have ways to produce their own food and products for their life, many retailers and manufacturers in Kyoto and Osaka were invited to the city by the Tokugawa. Soon, as the retailers bridged between samurai and manufacturers, the retail industry became the dominant industry of the city. As the dominance became obvious, business manners for the retailers became general manners of the people of the city. This presentation will show examples of such manners.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Hideki Takei

Department/Program

ITAM

Additional Mentoring Department

ITAM

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Manners of the City of Edo

SURC 271

The City of Edo was one of the largest cities in the world in the eighteenth century. As the capital city of Japan in the Tokugawa Shogun era, samurai were initially the dominant residents of the city. However, as samurai did not have ways to produce their own food and products for their life, many retailers and manufacturers in Kyoto and Osaka were invited to the city by the Tokugawa. Soon, as the retailers bridged between samurai and manufacturers, the retail industry became the dominant industry of the city. As the dominance became obvious, business manners for the retailers became general manners of the people of the city. This presentation will show examples of such manners.