The first class were in the direct employment of the shogunate.
At the restoration in 1868 the shogunate was abolished, and the population of Yedo speedily decreased.
Towards the close of the Ashikaga shogunate painting entered on a new phase.
There are no reliable data as to the population of Yedo during the shogunate.
He returned on the eve of the abolition of the Shogunate, and followed Enomoto (q.v.) when the latter, sailing with the Tokugawa fleet to Yezo, attempted to establish a republic there in defiance of the newly organized government of the emperor.