Shareth ket Harmakhis (arinye) wrote in little_details,
Shareth ket Harmakhis
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Foreigners in Warring-States Japan

Would a teenage boy, living in Edo around the end of the Warring States period of Japanese history (1601 or so), have ever seen a foreigner before?
As in, would he (if presented with one) think 'oh, a gaijin' and put the matter mentally to rest, or assume he's being confronted with some variety of demon or spirit and react accordingly? Especially if (as in the story) he's surprised?
This is an alternate-Earth, with the 'myths' of our Earth being real people and creatures, so some fudging is allowed.
Tags: 1600-1699, japan: history
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