Based on the recollection of the author's mother, other relatives, and family records, this is a vivid picture of the everyday life of a samurai household in the last years of the Tokugawa period.it in a topknot. When his hair was done Enju put on a neatly folded stiff cotton hakama, placed his short sword at his waist, and went off to the school that he ran in the side building abutting the front gate. ... Enjua#39;s hair had grown thin while he was still in his youth, and now that he was considerably past forty there was no longer enough of his own hair to make a proper topknot. ... The long, narrow side building to the right, about fourteen feet wide and sixty feet long, served as the school.
|Title||:||Women of the Mito Domain|
|Author||:||Kikue Yamakawa, Kate Wildman Nakai|
|Publisher||:||Stanford University Press - 2001|