History of Japan

This week, we're looking at the legacy of Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the most famous playwright in Japanese history. During his career, which spanned the zenith of Japan's Edo period, he produced some 130 plays and was enormously influential in terms of his approach to drama. How did he do it, and what is his legacy for Japan today?

Show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_413_mixdown.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:00am PST

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