Diplomatic documents of the Edo Shogunate
Original: Possessed by The Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
61 vols., including a commentary volume Average 850 pp. per volume.
Size: 182 × 257 mm.
Publication year: 1983-1988
The first diplomatic documents compiled by the Edo Shogunate. Included are correspondences with the ministers, problems regarding treaty conclusion, foreign settlement, opening of markets and ports, and even reports of murders and injuries.
Fundamental resource for diplomatic history, and social and economic history of the pre-Restoration era.