Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Woman’s Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan


A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.

Immersive and fascinating, Stranger in the Shogun’s City is a revelatory work of history, layered with rich detail and delivered with beautiful prose, about the life of a woman, a city, and a culture. Written by Amy Stanley.

This book is a paperback format and measures 22.4 x 13.8 x 2.5 cm.



  • Dimensions: 22.4 x 13.8 x 2.5 cm
  • Weight: 385g
  • Author: Amy Stanley
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing 
  • Pages: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781784742317