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Rumors/Facts in Edo, 1863-5

I'm writing a story that is set in Edo/Tokyo in the 1860s and 70s. Referenced in it are the rumors and facts concerning the revoluton happening in Kyoto around that time. As to what I've researched, I've read the articles on Edo, Bakumatsu, and skimmed or read most of the linked articles within on Wiki and have googled various terms like 'rumors in edo 1864,' et cetera, et cetera.

What I need is this:

What sort of rumors would be flying around Edo concerning the events in Kyoto in the time from 1863-65 (or even up until the start of the Meiji era)? What, if any, hard facts would be known? How much awareness was there about the late Bakumatsu in Edo?

I have had the hardest time finding information about this aspect of the era, and if anyone can give me info, or, even better, point me to a book or site that may have some information on this, I would really appreciate it. It's probably right in front of my nose and I just haven't noticed it yet, but if anyone could shed some light on the subject that would be wonderful.

Tags: japan: history

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