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Although some of his students, including Kido, proved reluctant to abandon their domain and to take up direct action, a number of other young samurai from Cho¯shu¯ and other han took up his call to armed action. 15 Consequently, the conventional depiction of the Meiji Restoration as a relatively bloodless coup overlooks the violence that preceded it during the years of shishi terror, not to mention the background of peasant protests and urban riots. From ‘jo¯ i’ to ‘fukoku kyo¯ hei’ While shishi activists carried out their anti-foreign attacks or manoeuvred for influence among court nobles, more pragmatic loyalists and leaders in Cho¯shu¯ and Satsuma took initiatives to give their domain a larger role in national affairs.

Since this fell short of full commercial relations and the two ports were minor, the shogunate viewed this compromise as a modest achievement. However, the new American consul Townsend Harris immediately set about negotiating another treaty which would open up Japan completely. He argued with some accuracy that the Japanese would fare better with their American friend and mentor than with the British, who were at that very time defeating the Chinese once again in the Arrow War and were planning next to send warships to Japan.

In addition, although they point to socioeconomic problems in rural areas, they highlight the protests as reflections of intravillage conflict caused by economic growth rather than by stagnation. They do not see the majority of peasant protests as attacks on the feudal authorities outside the village, hence not on the feudal system as a whole. In the last section of this chapter we will return to these interpretive problems, but the main foci will be an explication of, first, the domestic crisis, as exemplified by the Tempo¯ crisis, and second, the foreign crisis.

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