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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa TokikoOne Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan$
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Laura Nenzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839574

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001

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Glimpses of History (The Script)

Glimpses of History (The Script)

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The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko
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Laura Nenzi

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.003.0004

In this chapter, which covers the months between the end of 1858 and the spring of 1859, the small world of Kurosawa Tokiko comes within full sight of large-scale history. A series of portents and fateful encounters alerted her to the ongoing crisis and made it unavoidable for a base-born woman to step out of her microcosm and become politically involved.

Keywords:   portents, comet, Emperor Kōmei, Ansei Purges, Tokugawa Nariaki, Koibuchi Kaname, gender, geopolitics

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