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Glossary of Asian Culture E

Edo period:Also known as the Tokugawa period, it is the historical period of 1603 to 1868 A.D. in Japan. It was a period ruled by the shoguns. It was also a period of cultural development, with the rise of many artisans.

unique art of painting glass panels or objects on their reverse sides. Also known as verre eglomise, the technique has been popularized and refined China. Eglomise works from 18th century China are especially prized for their beauty and craftsmanship.

Emperor:The ruler in East Asian countries. The seat of the throne of the emperor was usually passed on by bloodlines.In the past, people believed that the emperor was divine and was chosen by heaven to rule the land.

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