The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 106 - Dr. Patricia Sippel (Tōyō Eiwa)

April 26, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Sippel surveys the field of environmental studies in Japan before sketching the environmental history of the Tokugawa period.  We discuss Tokugawa flood control projects in the context of questions about early modern sustainability, unpack essentialized ideas of a unique Japanese connection to nature, and interrogate the environmentalist movement in Japan today.