Stranger in the Shogun’s City A Japanese Woman and Her World
Just a few years after the turn of the nineteenth century, a baby named Tsuneno was born to a Buddhist priest and his wife in a rural village in Japan. Expected to live a traditional life much like her mother’s, she instead grew up to be a strong-willed woman, who, after three divorces, ran away to make a life for herself in one of the largest cities in the world: Edo-now Tokyo-a bustling metropolis as its peak. Immersive and fascinating. Stranger in the Shogun’s City is a revelatory work of history, providing a window into nineteenth-century Japanese culture-and a rare view of an extraordinary woman who sacrificed her family and her reputation to make a new life for herself, in defiance of social conventions. Book jacket.