The rise and fall of the Tokugawas

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Materials relating to Chapters 6-10 of War as Entertainment and Contents Tourism in Japan.

Chapter 6: “Satsuma’s invasion of the Ryukyu Kingdom in 1609 and Okinawa tourism”, Kyungjae Jang

Read the chapter here.

Shuri Castle official video (before the fire of 2019)

Murasaki Mura homepage (former filming set of Ryukyu no Kaze)

Visit Okinawa Japan: The History of Okinawa

Chapter 7: “War-related narratives and contents tourism during the ‘Tokugawa peace'”, Takayoshi Yamamura

Read the chapter here.

Hiraizumi Basho Festival National Haiku Contest
Musical: Matsuura Takeshiro ~the Promise with Ainu
The legend of Yoshitsune at Cape Kamui
Reading the “Legend of Yoshitsune’s Northern Journey”

Chapter 8: “Tōken Ranbu and samurai swords as tourist attractions”, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada

Read the chapter here.

Touken Ranbu Warriors – Ninetendo Switch game version.

Token Ranbu the musical, official homepage. Touken ranbu play, official homepage.

Chapter 9: “Castles and castle towns in Japanese tourism”, Yosuke Fujiki and Hitoshi Nakai

Read the chapter here.

Japan’s Modern Castles Episode 1: Himeji Castle (produced by Oleg Benesch).

Homepages of key castles mentioned in the chapter: Kumamoto CastleHimeji CastleHikone Castle.

Himeji Film Commission has produced a shooting location map for films and dramas shot in the city, mainly at Himeji Castle.

Chapter 10: “Festivals of war: travelling the Shinsengumi in 2019”, Philip Seaton

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Hino, the Hometown of Shinsengumi

Hino Festival: Homepage, an article about the 2018 festival.

Goryokaku Festival: Homepage, history of Goryokaku Fort.

A “pilgrimage” to Kyoto by a fan who loves Shinsengumi.

Other materials relating to the period

Philip Seaton, ‘Taiga dramas and tourism: Historical contents as sustainable tourist resources’Japan Forum 27.1 (2015), pp. 82-103.

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