Edo Castle: The Glittering World of the Shogun’s Court

Our next event:

A talk by best-selling author Lesley Downer.

This show is sponsored by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

In association with JET Alumni Association NW we present:

“The Shogun’s Court”.

Saturday 18th May 2024 at 2:00 PM.

The Adelphi Hotel, Empire Suite

Edo Castle was Japan’s Versailles, from where the shoguns governed Japan for 250 years.

I will take my audience on a guided tour back in time and reveal the secrets of the outer and middle palaces and the mysterious ‘Great Interior’, where the shogun’s 3000 women lived lives of cloistered luxury.
I will also talk about the westerners who visited Edo Castle and recorded their impressions, first a succession of Dutch merchants and then the American Townsend Harris who visited in 1858. Finally in 1868 Emperor Meiji entered Edo Castle and it became the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Held in person and also shared online on Zoom.

Adelphi Hotel.
Ranelagh St, Liverpool, L3 5UL

£9 for Members and £13 for non-Members.

Tea and Coffee included.

Put the date in your diaries now!

To book your place, get in touch at events@jsnw.org.uk.

You can bring one of her books, which she has agreed to sign. Also, she will be bringing a few copies of her new book to sell as well.