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Japan: memoirs of a secret empire. [Episode 2], The will of the Shogun.

Owens-Meyerson, Joan. (Added Author). Chamberlain, Richard, 1935- (Added Author). Goldfarb, Lyn. (Added Author). Desnoo, Deborah Ann. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (approximately 180 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS, 2004.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 2 Will of the Shogun Episode 1 Way of the Samurai Episode 3 Return of the Barbarians.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Devillier Donnegan Enterprises.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Richard Chamberlain.
Summary, etc.:
Commanding shoguns and fierce samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans-all were part of a Japanese renaissance between the 16th and 19th centuries when Japan went from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. But stability came at a price: for nearly 250 years, Japan was a land closed to the Western world, ruled by the Shogun under his absolute power and control. Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West, and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most important countries in the world.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Tokugawa, Ieyasu, 1543-1616
Japan > History > Tokugawa period, 1600-1868.
Samurai > History.
Shoguns > History.
Geishas > History.

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