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Great-Edo Culture  

Edo learning / Jihon and Ezōshi   

Edo learning this is where children were trained to read and write.

Many foreigners who arrived in Japan at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate were surprised by the extremely high literacy rates, especially by the numbers of women and children who could read and write. This suggests that during the Edo period, Japan was a leading nation in terms of education levels.