Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Excursions in IdentityTravel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Laura Nenzi

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831172

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see http://www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 December 2017

Maps, Movements, and the Malleable Spaces of Edo Japan

Maps, Movements, and the Malleable Spaces of Edo Japan

Chapter:
(p.13) Chapter 1 Maps, Movements, and the Malleable Spaces of Edo Japan
Source:
Excursions in Identity
Author(s):

Laura Nenzi

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.003.0001

This chapter examines how spaces of travel could be continually reconceptualized across interpretive frames. The Tokugawa’s conceptual organization of the territory never completely succeeded in permeating travel practices, largely because the logic of officialdom was never able to overcome the variety of individual spatial constructions that coexisted with it and that generated multiple, malleable spaces of travel. An array of different parameters, including considerations based on sacredness, historical prestige, and cultural excellence, helped craft such individual hierarchies. Moreover, government cartographers (ezukata) and artists as well as wandering monks and poets mapped specific areas of interest, read and rewrote space, outlined boundaries, and prioritized different elements of the travelscape. This added different nuances and layers of meaning, making Edo space a disputable entity.

Keywords:   travel, Tokugawa, territory, officialdom, government cartographers, ezukata, travelscape, Edo space

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.