An inner look to the history of Japan

Memoirs of a Secret Empire


I. The Way of the Samurai

Tokugawa Ieyasu unifies Japan and establishes a dynasty that will rule Japan for over 250 years.


II. The Will of the Shogun

The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan's warlords and expels all foreigners.


III. The Return of the Barbarians

Isolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming.