Item Details

Japan, Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Episode 2 the Will of the Shogun [electronic resource]

written by Joan Owens-Meyerson, Deborah Ann Desnoo, Lyn Goldfarb ; produced & directed by Lyn Goldfarb, Deborah Ann Desnoo
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode two, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family
Director
Lyn Goldfarb; Deborah Ann Desnoo
Performers
Narrator: Richard Chamberlain.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
56 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally produced in 2003.
Variant Title
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire: The will of the Shogun
Memoirs of a secret empire
Will of the Shogun
Related Title
Empires (Television program)
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2003].
Publisher no.
pbs_jme100-2 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
More information on this video:
Description
1 streaming video file (56 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet
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