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Author: Joan Owens-MeyersonLyn GoldfarbDeborah Ann DesnooRichard ChamberlainMichael ChinAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Series: Empires (Television program)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace.
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Genre/Form: Video (DVD)
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
Historical television programs
History
Television programs
Video recordings
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Owens-Meyerson; Lyn Goldfarb; Deborah Ann Desnoo; Richard Chamberlain; Michael Chin; Gail Yasunaga; William Haugse; Dave Iwasaki; Dana Kaproff; Toshihiro Saito; Kyōko Heya; Ellen Mulligan; Midori Oka; Sumiko Urquhart; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 1415700990 9781415700990
OCLC Number: 54962223
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2003.
"PBS Home Video"--Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin; editors, Gail Yasunaga, William Haugse; composers, Dave Iwasaki, Dana Kaproff; producer, Toshihiro Saito; art director, Kyoko Heya; research, Ellen Mulligan, Midori Oka, Sumiko Urquhart.
Cast: Narrated by Richard Chamberlain.
Description: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby surround stereo.
Contents: part one. The way of the samurai --
part two. The will of the shogun --
part three. The return of the barbarians.
Series Title: Empires (Television program)
Other Titles: Memoirs of a secret empire
Empires (Television program)
Responsibility: written by Joan Owens-Meyerson, Deborah Ann Desnoo, Lyn Goldfarb ; produced & directed by Lyn Goldfarb, Deborah Ann Desnoo.

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Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace.

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