Meiji restoration

Explore the Meiji Restoration and its profound impact on Japan. Discover how this period of rapid modernization and political change transformed the country into a global power.
Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay with a squadron of 4 vessels on 8 July 1853, alarming the Tokugawa shogunate & leading to the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa which opened Japan to trade with the US; the shogunate fell & the Meiji Restoration initiated the industrialization Japan in order to preserve Japanese culture, marking a key turning point in Japanese history... Art, Kamakura, Tokyo, Japanese Culture, Japanese, Illustration Art, Meiji Restoration, Tokyo Bay, Culture

Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo Bay with a squadron of 4 vessels on 8 July 1853, alarming the Tokugawa shogunate & leading to the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa which opened Japan to trade with the US; the shogunate fell & the Meiji Restoration initiated the industrialization Japan in order to preserve Japanese culture, marking a key turning point in Japanese history...

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Mihut Savu
The Meiji Restoration: The End of the Shogunate and the Building of a Modern Japanese State | Nippon.com Meiji Restoration, Japanese, Building, Naval, Nippon, Commodore, Lithograph, Photographic Print, Modern

The year 2018 has seen many events in Japan marking 150 years since the Meiji Restoration. While the year 1868 was crucial to the fall of the shogunate and the establishment of a new government, understanding the historical context requires a wider focus. This article gives a brisk overview of Japanese history from the arrival of the US Navy’s “black ships” in 1853 to the promulgation of the Meiji Constitution in 1889.

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Forrest Scharf