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Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

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Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

James L. Huffman

This work examines the daily lives of Japan’s very poor—the kaso shakai or underclass—during the last half of the Meiji era (1868-1912). Focusing on urban slums (hinminkutsu), it attempts to understand how poor people themselves experienced life. After examining the dominant... Read more


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