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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Jan 8, 2013

Sankin Kotai, or “alternate attendance” was the Tokugawa Bakufu’s policy of having regional Daimyo split their time between their home Han and the capital, Edo. In this podcast, your hosts give you a general overview of this process, why it was done, and what the purpose was behind it.

Mentioned in this Podcast: 

Statler, Oliver. Japanese Inn: A Reconstruction Of The Past Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)

Vaporis, Constantine. Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan Univ of Hawaii Pr (July 31, 2008)

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