Matsusaka: Legacy of Samurai, Merchants, Artisan

Journeys in Japan

28m 00s
Broadcast on February 15, 2022 Available until March 31, 2023

Matsusaka City of Mie Prefecture is famous for its premium Matsusaka Beef. In the Edo period (1603-1868), it prospered as a merchant town owing to its location on the pilgrimage route to nearby Ise Shrine. Various goods, information and people concentrated here, eventually producing Japan's leading merchants. Lena Yamaguchi from Germany explores Matsusaka where traces of the castle and merchant town remain.

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