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Beauty & Desire: In Edo Period Japan
by Gary Hickey
The domination of the Tokugawa government, centered in Edo, now Tokyo, was responsible for the isolation of Japan from the rest of the world and for the relative peace that distinguished the Edo period (1603-1868). These factors contributed to the rise of a wealthy merchant class whose aspirations and desires were expressed in a lively, carefree urban culture revolving ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by National Gallery of Australia
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