1853-1868; culminated in the collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu and the restoration of imperial rule. So called after Emperor Meiji, whose chosen name was written with the characters for "culture and enlightenment."
Political program that followed the destruction of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, in which a collection of young leaders set Japan on the path of centralization, industrialization, and imperialism.
The Restoration (1868) marked the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, when power was fully restored to the emperor.
After years of feudal reign in Japan, the emperor was restored to his position in 1868. He adopted Meiji, meaning "enlightened rule," as the name of his era. In this period, massive industrialization took place in Japan, which became a significant competitor for world power. The military was also strengthened to combat European and American imperialism.
Between 1853-1868 which had samurai fighting for the restoration of the emporer Meiji.
The 1867 restoration of the Emperor to being the true ruler of the country, in practice as well as name, and the downfall of the last shogunate. This event marks the beginning of the conversion of Japan from a medieval feudal country to a modern, industrialized one.
The , also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure. It occurred in the latter half of the 19th century, a period that traverses both the late Edo period (often called Late Tokugawa shogunate) and the beginning of the Meiji Era. Probably the most important foreign account of the events between 1862-69 is contained in A Diplomat in Japan by Sir Ernest Satow.