Savannah A. Labbe '19, Gettysburg College

Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2017




This paper describes the influence of the Tokugawa government on religious life in Japan. It focuses on the religious traditions of Buddhism, Shintoism, and Neo-Confucianism and how the state used these religions to their advantage. The Tokugawa had strict control over all aspects of Japanese life including religion and this paper explores that.


Written for HIST 325: Tokugawa Japan. Received the Edwin T. Greninger '41 Award in History in Fall 2017.

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