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What an engaging and enlightening look at how Japan started to get its cool points! I will look at all the young, modern, fresh Japanese style differently from now on. This would be so amazing for people traveling to Japan!
This was a truly great presentation of not only the conditions of Edo in the time of Tokugawa, but also an insightful drawing of parallels forward to the current day. Campbell's explanations of the "dueling cultural dynamic" of past and present gave a real depth of understanding to Japanese culture. I can't recommend this highly enough!
Dr. Campbell has a wealth of information and is able to present it in an interesting and organized fashion. His deep dive into facets of the "floating world" and its relation to kabuki and connecting them to modern "cool" were particularly interesting to me.
Dr. Campbell knows his stuff, presents it clearly and simply and illustrates it well. I came away with a much clearer idea of how Edo culture flourished and how subversive it was.