Tour accompanied by university professor expert in the history of Japan
Japan the land of Samurai is the tour for those who love to learn the history of the Samurai, hereditary military nobility and officer caste of Japan, from the 12th century to their abolition in the 1870. During that time the old imperial institutions were abolished. The Emperor, historically alternated between divine symbol role and actual imperial ruler, has never been questioned. The power was hold by three clans of warriors: Minamoto’s clan, who have chosen Kamakura as capitol of Japan; Ashigaka’s clan, who moved the capitol in Muromachi close to Kyoto and Tokugawa’s clan who established the capitol in Edo, current Tokyo.
Under Tokugawa, from 1603 to 1867, the flourishing Japanese feudalism was reached. Over this period, many aspects of the classic Japanese tradition took shape, from No theater to Kabuki, tea ceremony, Ukiyo-e art and much more.
This journey will bring you to outstanding places where important battles of great warriors have fought for their country. Artisans, merchants and farmers have also left wonderful artworks often unknown, but with precious value that must to be discovered.