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Koume’s World : The Life and Work of a Samurai Woman Before and After the Meiji Restoration

Author :  Simon Partner

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Country
United States
Publisher
Columbia University Press
ISBN 9780231211857
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2023
Bib. Info 312 p,6 x 9
Categories Asian Studies
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Kawai Koume (1804–1889) was an accomplished poet and painter and a wife, mother, and grandmother in a lower-ranking samurai family in a provincial castle town. Through her eyes and words, Simon Partner opens a window on social, economic, and cultural life amid some of the most dramatic periods of Japan’s transformative nineteenth century.

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