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Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832056

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.001.0001

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Tour of Duty

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter describes how alternate attendance affected the lives of a broad spectrum of people in Tokugawa, Japan. Peasants who paid taxes to support the lord's travel, transported the baggage and men in his procession, and maintained the roads; members of the samurai status group who participated in the system and the support staff who attended to them; and all the members of the daimyo retainer bands and their families were directly impacted by the forced “loans” the lord collected from their stipends, which were largely due to financial exigencies caused by the economic burden of alternate attendance. In addition to the economic impact, families were also affected in numerous ways by the physical absence of one or more of their male members.

Keywords:   Tokugawa, samurai status group, forced loans, alternate attendance, daimyo, economic burden

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