|Budget Amount *help
¥1,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
As the way of preservation of Tokugawas, Tadamasa Oguri has blueprint that gives Tokugawa shogun the position like NapoleonIII,and that after repealing Daimyo, enacting the county and prefecture system. Namely, it is already planned Haihan-Chiken this time. NapoleonI's modern tactics, consisting of three armies as infantry, cavalry, artillery, has the element that is incompatible with the establishment that Samurai class monopolize army as social positional privilege. Therefore, if they were thoroughgoing it, I think they were inevitable research into social and politics system which produce modern tactics not only military technique but conscription and compulsory education system. In fact, Napoleon's tactics was digested promptly by Choushukiheitai that was organized by peasants, merchants, mercenaries baronets, not by shogunate's army.
Like this, Japanese society in Tokugawa age had considerably complicated character, and not prescribe simply, for the time being I think it's suitable that we consider it feudal society in disband epoch. Because, Tokugawa shogunate was remarkable centralized goverment far from feudal monarch, and the social of Tokugawa age connoted considerably advanced progressive economy of commodity and merchant capital. Moreover at the close of the Tokugawa administration had been going to be out of the form absolute monarchy and to shift to a constitutional government.