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February 2018

Amy Stanley, “Finding Echigo in Edo: Snow Country Migrants and Their Urban Worlds”

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4080, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

The Echigo province migrant was a familiar type in nineteenth-century Edo. Every year in the tenth month, snow country peasants would come down the mountains on the Nakasendō Highway and enter the city through Itabashi Station. They wandered down the main street in Hongō, where they were met by labor scouts who had learned to recognize their bewildered expressions and country accents. Many ended up in hitoyado, the city’s notorious boarding houses for laborers, where they were dispatched to rice…

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