Asia Institutional/cultural/religious Public/government Typology

The Akasaka Palace | Tokyo | 1899-1909

The Meiji Restoration The Meiji period (1868–1912) was decisively an era of construction. It saw the military state of the Tokugawa shogunate replaced with a Westernized nation under a restored imperial authority. One of the most urgent tasks facing the Meiji leaders, who were largely drawn from the early samurai class of the Tokugawa Era […]

Asia Community/urbanism Empire Military/fort Public/government Uncategorized

Tokyo Imperial Castle | Japan 1888

The Fall of the Tokugawa Era and the Rise of Imperial Japan The tail-end of 19th century Japan saw a major transition of authoritative power that sparked a new era of rule throughout the nation. In 1868, Emperor Mutsuhito, later known by his reign name Meiji, and his Imperial forces recognized the fragile rule of […]

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