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The Long Reprieve

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Nakanoin Nakako’s life in Nijō, the village where she and her maid, O-Yasu, landed after their shipwreck. In the tenth month of 1609, the sailors who were to have transported ... More


A Courtier’s Life, in and out of the World

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the life of Nakanoin Nakako’s father, Nakanoin Michikatsu, as a courtier in the Japanese imperial palace. After an overview of Michikatsu’s life as a courtier, it discusses his ... More


Salvation

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Nakanoin Nakako’s life as a Buddhist nun in the Hōji'in Imperial Convent during the seventeenth century. It begins by providing a few details about Nakako’s elder brother ... More


An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

G. Rowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Japan in the early seventeenth century was a wild place. Serial killers stalked the streets of Kyoto at night, while noblemen and women mingled freely at the imperial palace, drinking saké and ... More


Epilogue

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This epilogue reflects on what happened to Nakanoin Nakako’s family in the modern era. The last Nakanoin to be recorded in the list of heads of the family that begins in the twelfth century with ... More


Shipwreck

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how Nakanoin Nakako got stranded in a remote village on the Izu Peninsula after she was shipwrecked on the way to the island of her exile. The banishment of his daughter ... More


Introduction

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of Nakanoin Nakako, a concubine in the Japanese imperial palace during the seventeenth century. In 1609, Emperor GoYōzei discovered that a group of his courtiers and ... More


At the Court of the Dragon

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Nakanoin Nakako’s life as a concubine in the imperial court. In the aftermath of the battle of Sekigahara, Emperor GoYōzei slowly restored the regental families to something ... More


Scandal

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts how Nakanoin Nakako got embroiled in the dragon-scale scandal involving both courtiers and young women of the imperial palace in 1609. When Tokugawa Ieyasu retired as shogun, he ... More


The Tale of Kazan

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines one contemporary account of the dragon-scale scandal: The Tale of Kazan. First printed in 1959, The Tale of Kazan is a novelette named after its hero, Kasannoin Tadanaga, one of ... More


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