Meiji Era

Ee ja nai ka
"Ee ja nai ka" dancing scene, 1868
1867 Jun 1 - 1868 May

Ee ja nai ka


Ee ja nai ka (ええじゃないか) was a complex of carnivalesque religious celebrations and communal activities, often understood as social or political protests, which occurred in many parts of Japan from June 1867 to May 1868, at the end of the Edo period and the start of the Meiji Restoration. Particularly intense during the Boshin War and Bakumatsu, the movement originated in the Kansai region, near Kyoto.