By Will Ferguson
Published within the US and the united kingdom as Hokkaido street Blues
Take a slapstick comedian from the good White North — one half Bob and Doug McKenzie, the opposite invoice Bryson — feed him plenty of sake, and set him unfastened hitchhiking his manner via well mannered jap society. the result's one of many warmest and funniest travelogues you've learn. It had by no means been performed sooner than. no longer in 4 thousand years of jap recorded heritage had someone the Cherry Blossom entrance from one finish of the rustic to the opposite. Nor had somebody hitchhiked the size of Japan. And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to trip is healthier than to arrive.
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What was new after 1221 was 45 A classic example, which involved attempts to rectify errors on four separate occasions, was finally put right in 1232; see DKR, doc. 33. 28 THE KAMAKURA BAKUFU the growth of Kamakura's involvement in dispute resolution and its accelerated placement of jito. The number of such jito is perhaps the critical question, and herein lies an interesting tale. According to a famous datum of history cited in the Azuma kagami, Kamakura profited from the confiscation of fully three thousand shoen as part of the Jokyu settlement.
Taking place in Suruga Province immediately to the west of the Kanto, it led to the "phony war" that ended only at Ichinotani. 20 For an account of the battles and strategy of the war, Shinoda, The Founding of the Kamakura Shogunate, is excellent. 14 THE KAMAKURA BAKUFU and confer, punish and reward. The institution of jitd met each of these several requirements. THE GEMPEI AFTERMATH: JITO AND SHUGO The year 1185 is one of the most famous in Japanese history. Its reputation derives from the Minamoto victory over the Taira and from the supposed inauguration of the bakufu's twin officer networks in the field, those of military estate steward (jitd) and military governor (shugo).
To have sought the support of warriors in overthrowing the warrior government could only have weakened Gotoba's chances for success. Conversely, the gokenin who joined the court did not do so out of a desire to destroy the bakufu idea or to end their own elite status. What they must have looked forward to was a reorganized regime with a new warrior leadership and a new form of cooperation with Kyoto. But Gotoba, whatever his rhetoric, could hardly have shared such views; his ultimate aim must have been to end Japan's dual polity, perhaps by placing shugo and jito under his own authority.
Hitching Rides with Buddha: Travels in Search of Japan by Will Ferguson