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Town of Edo - Folk Entertainment and Public Entertainment -

  • 日本硏究
  • 2013, (34), pp.7-22
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2013

林雅彦 1

1明治大學

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ABSTRACT

War subsided and in the latter half of middle of Edo era, Kyoho year (1716-36), the town of Edo which peaceful days visited, it was with the big city more than a population of 1 million people. During Edo City that became a big city called "Oedohapbyakuhachijyo-大江戸八百八町", it became one of the world's best cities full of gaiety, the activeness, and the people of many kinds of types of job flowed from the whole country commonly. For example, Echigo-ya of the mercer minded a store across the main street in Surugacho (existing Nihonbashi) taken up in a motif of Ukiyoe and Mount Fuji which had going was expected from a background. Furthermore, you will have to pay attention about spring flower viewing, summer fireworks, the daily pleasure trip including the autumn maple-tree viewing when you think about a folklife of Edo. It was the times when a show booth of Asakusa and the two countries neighborhood of the downtown, roam art, strolling musician art in the community were full of the prosperity. I consider some of folk entertainment in the town of Edo and public entertainments.

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