Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the traditions that shaped modern Japan. Authentic samurai, farmers, craftsmen, merchants, courtiers, priests, entertainers and outcasts come to life in this magnificently illustrated portrait of a colorful society.
Charles J. Dunn was the Reader in Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He lived and traveled extensively in Japan.