Faculty of Humanities and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Culture
Faculty of Humanities and Culture
Nurture a rich humanity, be active in society acquire strength
Language is the source of human activity.Literature, history, and culture are imbued with people's thoughts and wisdom.Learning about the literature, history, and culture of Japan and overseas regions enriches our hearts.In addition, using the thoughts and wisdom that you have learned to “disseminate Japan” is the first step to interacting with people around the world and mutual understanding.The Faculty of Humanities and Culture cultivates a rich sense of humanity and a broad perspective, and nurtures the ability to play an active role in society.
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Sympathy for the Edo period read from historical materials

No one has ever been there, but you can still experience it today
Considering the Characteristics of the Edo Period
Associate Professor Tomotaka Noguchi

Today, we cannot go back to the Edo period.However, areas such as Asakusa, which used to be the castle town of Edo, still retain the atmosphere of Edo and attract many Japanese and foreigners.I am interested in the thoughts and actions of people in the Edo period, and I am currently conducting research by analyzing the words, deeds, and events of the shogun and retainers of the Edo Shogunate from historical materials such as the "Edo Shogunate Diary."For example, the way of thinking (feelings) and poor physical condition of the third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu had a strong influence on the policies and personnel affairs of the shogunate.In other words, it means seeing Iemitsu as a human being.For me, the Edo Shogunate is a different world that I have never actually belonged to.However, I can sympathize with Iemitsu's feelings of joy and sorrow.We aim to construct a new historical image through a different perspective on history.
Faculty of Humanities and Culture_Associate Professor
After completing graduate school at Kyushu University, worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Saga University and a part-time lecturer at Fukuoka University before joining Showa Women's University in April 2013.She holds a PhD (Comparative Socio-Culture).Her books include "Modern Branch Family Daimyo Ron", "Edo Daimyo's Head Family and Branch Family", "Edo Daimyo Separate Volume Tokugawa Shogun Family Captured from the House", and "Modern Language Translation of Tokugawa Jikki".