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 (mo͞o′tso͞o-hē′tō) Imperial name Mei·ji (mā′jē′) 1852-1912.
Emperor of Japan (1867-1912) who presided over the transformation of feudal Japan into a modern constitutional state.


(Biography) See Meiji


(ˈmu tsʊˈhi tɔ)

1852–1912, emperor of Japan 1867–1912.
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Noun1.Mutsuhito - emperor of Japan who encouraged the modernization of Japan (1852-1912)Mutsuhito - emperor of Japan who encouraged the modernization of Japan (1852-1912)
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En 1872 se lo aprecia con una tenida tradicional japonesa, mientras que un ano despues (luego de un cambio general en el codigo de vestimenta de toda la corte a fines de 1872), el emperador Mutsuhito se mostraria ante el mundo en vestimentas a la usanza occidental (especialmente parecidas a las germanas y francesas).
The task required students to 'incorporate influences' on the Emperor's life, as is evident in the third slide which stated that 'The Shinto mythology of the Japanese imperial family influenced Mutsuhito's perceptions of himself and his role.' However, the supporting evidence briefly explains what Shintoism is, rather than providing information about how the Shinto mythology was evident in the Emperor's actions.
In 1867, the 15-year-old Mutsuhito ascended the Japanese throne as emperor, ushering in the period called 'Meiji' (enlightened rule), which lasted from 1868 to 1912.