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The mountains around had been divided by the sho- gunate and by Owari into
nesting forests where hawks for the use of the imperial court and the shogunate
nested, closed forests, and open forests. The nesting forests and the closed
Kiso should draw their strength from the mountains and forests. At that time the
entire region was controlled by Owari and the forests had been divided into three
categories, only one of which could be entered and used freely. Even there, the ...
He seemed already to have decided before taking office that if the prohibitions
were lifted and a return made to the practices prevailing at the beginning of the
eighteenth century, the vast forest regions that Owari had so conscientiously ...
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review