Women of the Mito Domain: Recollections of Samurai Family Life

Women of the Mito Domain: Recollections of Samurai Family Life

by Kikue Yamakawa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804731497

ISBN-13: 9780804731492

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Stanford University Press

“The book is a treasure house of immensely informative material. . . . An important addition to the small body of English-language works on the conditions of late Tokugawa society, told at a very human level.”—Comparative Studies in Society and History

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“The book is a treasure house of immensely informative material. . . . An important addition to the small body of English-language works on the conditions of late Tokugawa society, told at a very human level.”—Comparative Studies in Society and History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804731492
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
329,982
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Mapsvii
Introductionix
Women of the Mito Domain
Preface3
The Routine of the School6
The Days of a Housewife15
Learning One's Letters24
At Needlework School31
Dress39
Grooming49
Food56
Dwellings62
Amusements72
Cousins and Aunts86
Marriage and Divorce101
The Turmoil of '64116
Time of Trial128
The Restoration and Women140
Notes on Late-Tokugawa Mito
Translator's Note148
Stipends, Office Salaries, and Allowances149
The Economics of Bushi Life156
Begrudging One Drop of Oil156
Stinginess, Frugality, and Decadence165
Concubines, Abortion, and Infanticide169
A Sacrificial Victim169
Abortion and Infanticide171
A Match Arranged by the Lord175
The Fate of a Runaway Daughter181
Genealogies190
Measurements and Currency192
Index193

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