Tue, 05/30/2017 – 10:30am to 12:30pm
The Edo period (江戸時代 Edo jidai) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代Tokugawa jidai) is the period when the Tokugawa family held political and military power of the Japanese society. The period takes the name from the capital city Edo, the Shogun’s residence, later named Tokyo in 1869. The Tokugawa family entirely isolated Japan from the rest of the world, expelling foreigners from the country with exception of some Chinese and Dutch merchants who were allowed to trade through Japanese shogunal mediators. Protectionist measures also ended up as prosecution against Christian missionaries in the country. The protectionist system fell when in 1853, four American naval troops sent by the national government forced the Shogunate to sign a treaty in order to open trade with the United States. Consequently, further treaties were signed with the United Kingdom, Russia and the Netherlands. On one hand Japan often tries to isolate themselves from the world, on the other hand its curiosity for what is far and exotic intrinsically grows. An interactive lesson and opportunity to discover deep and unexpected relations between Western and Japanese culture during the Tokugawa period through graphic reproduction of renowned printed materials, books and paintings.
Sarah Nascetti: With a BA in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and a MA in Marketing, Communication and New Media from the University of Bologna, Sarah worked for the Media Communication and E-Learning department of the Consorzio Inter-Universitario Cineca of Bologna. In 2014 she worked for the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo and is now the main advisor of the school “Il Girasole” at the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo where she coordinates art projects and workshops for children.
When: 30th May 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:30 ～ 12:30
Where: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Address: FBR Mita Bldg. 9F, 4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 MAP
Price: ICCJ-ADI Member / AQI : 1000￥
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