What time period would you say Mushishi is set in?
sir, i believe you have the wrong anime
sometime after perry landed, when japan finally started opening up toward western world. main character isn't actually wearing modern clothings as people suggested before. He's just into wearing westerner cloths since it's easier to travel in.
I have no fucking clue. Everyone who isn't Ginko looks like old-timey Japan, but Ginko dresses in a more Western manner.
Was set 45 years ago in the future
Feudal to Edo.
I've read that the mangaka wanted Ginko's clothing to represent the fact that he's a wanderer who doesn't fit in with the places he visits.
So I wouldn't take it too literally and come up with some crazy theory about time travel or whatever.
The best time period.