"Daimyo" Essays and Research Papers

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revolts, most of the new daimyo were former samurai. With these new daimyo in power, they began to clash with one another. This infighting erupted into a civil war that eventually ended with no apparent victor. This became known as the “Era of Independent Lords”. Then, in the 1500s, a new kind of warfare was introduced to Japan. Europeans began arriving in Japan, bringing with them gunpowder weapons. With that kind of power in their hands, more conflicts flared up between daimyo. By the end of the...

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Absolute Ruler Essay

Louis, Czar Peter the Great wanted to unify Russia; He decided to do this by turning them into a great military power and westernize it. Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated his rivals at the battle of Sekigahara in 1600. The victory earned him the loyalty of daimyo throughout Japan. He later became the sole shogun and moved the capital, unifying Japan. The reformation of government policies and customs were instrumental in these monarchs creating their own legacy to be left behind and followed by their successors...

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Japan Study Guide

subservience of the Daimyao. This system opened up a lot of commerce in both the traveling route and in Edo. It was an effective use of political control because it created a “hostage” situation with the families of the Daimyaos ensuring loyalty. | Fudai Daimyo | A class of daimyaos who were vassels of Tokugawa Ieyasu. They were the most loyal and trusted of the Daimyao. | They were placed strategically around Edo as they were the most loyal and held most rapport in the shoguns council | Baku-han System...

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requirement that every daimyo live in Edo every other year, and that their wives and children live in Edo permanently. Impacts: construction of better roads from all parts of Japan to Edo, rise of businesses (restaurants, hotels, stables) along these routes, conspicuous consumption by the daimyo as they feel the need to travel in style (and the expense of an extra ostentatious dwelling in Edo), spread of new fashions and other consumption patterns brought back by the daimyo to their domains. Name...

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Tokugawa Shogunate

his power grab, Tokugawa effectively joined the three main islands of Japan. Japan entered a period of prolonged peace in which many changes could occur. Tokugawa established a government centered in Edo (modern day Tokyo) called a bakufu in which daimyo (lords or barons in the European system) controlled regional lands and in turned served the shogun. The Tokugawa political system was very complex in its operation. It was similar in many aspects to the European feudal system but it was very...

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The Tokugawa Era of Japan

country’s 300 regional daimyo. It was characterized by economic growth, strict social orders, isolationist foreign policies, an increase in both environment protection and popular enjoyment of arts and culture. After a long stretch of deep conflict, one of the first goals of the newly established government of Tokugawa was to conciliate the country. This created a balance of power that remained and was influenced by the Confucian principles of social order. The daimyo were put under tight...

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Sengoku Period, Japan

unifiers based in this period (Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu). I will look into the part all of these Daimyo played and make a comparison to see who played the leading role in Japans unification. The sengoku period came about after the end of the Onin War and left a power vacuum as to who was the ruler of Japan and started the power struggle between local daimyos who fought each other for power, glory, land and control over the shogun and his broken lands. The Sengoku period involved...

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Leader Analysis Tokugawa Leyasu, and Cecil Rhodes

Warlords continued to gain power, with Japan divided into 300 little kingdoms ruled by daimyos (warlord rulers). In 1573, Nobunaga overthrew the last Ashikaga shogun and unified most of Honshu (the largest and central island of Japan) by the 1580s. After Nobunaga was killed, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Nobunaga’s general, rose to power. He continued Nobunaga’s campaign and created a system of alliances with the daimyos so he could crush any other resisting opposition. Hideyoshi was the military master of...

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Honda Natural Politics Analysis

question.’ ‘It is very important here. Already Daimyo have been in extreme distress. As a result, they have asked for money and financing from merchants. Falling into this situation of today’s hardship, they do not feel shame. Among the more than 260 daimyo, self-sustaining lords are rare, and the rests are all deeply in debt due to daimyo loans by merchants. Consequently, there is no room for their descendants to actively act from now. Or a Daimyo (sixty thousand stones) was divided into sixties...

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Tokugawa Ieyasu

other daimyos that were against him. Although Tokunawa was essentially the ruler at that time with his headquarters in Edo (present-day Tokyo), it wasn’t until 1603 that the imperial court named him shogun. Tokugawa established a national hegemony in which the daimyos were required to pay allegiance in order to continue governing their domains. Tokugawa divided feudal domains to three types of daimyos: Fudai (hereditary daimyos), Tozamo (outside daimyos), and the Shimpan (collateral daimyos directly...

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