Japanese Powder Flask
Japanese Powder Flask. A beautiful large Japanese powder flask. Standing 8.5” tall and in perfect condition. These flasks are getting hard to find now.
The Edo period, also known as the Tokugawa period, is a time of relative peace and stability, following centuries of warfare and disruption. This era of calm leads to an extraordinary expansion in the national economy, including dramatic increases in agricultural production, transportation infrastructure, commerce, population, and literacy. Although the imperial court continues to exist and maintains nominal authority, the Tokugawa Shogunate
(bakufu), based in Edo, wields actual political power. Control of the country is divided between the shōgunate, which directly administers about one-quarter of the country and the large cities, and approximately 270 regional military lords (daimyo), who owe fealty to the shōgun while ruling their own domains (han). The bakuhan government is strong and conservative, enforcing strict social policies domestically and keeping a firm limitation on all trade and exchange abroad.