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Japan, 1334–1868

Rumiko Handa

Rumiko Handa is Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Rule by regional warlords continued in Japan from the preceding Kamakura period. The imperial family was weak, and, once restored to power after the Kamakura shogunate fell in 1333, immediately entered disputes about the lineage. Four clans...

Japan, 1853–1945

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson is Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...US Commodore Matthew Perry’s arrival in Japan in 1853 forced the closed country to open up, for trade, to the West. The Meiji Restoration of 1868 and the subsequent Boshin War led to the country’s rapid modernization and consequent...