"Shogun" Essays and Research Papers

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for ports to open up. The decisions for these treaties were made by the Shogun, the military dictator of Japan's iconic warrior class, the samurais. The Shogun found no problem with having to trade with foreigners, and without dawdles, welcomed them in. However, it wasn't long till the Shomse European countries (Kick the French out, they’re pirates) (Don’t trust England, they’re liars) pouring down to the ears of the Shogun, it was without question that he was feeling agitated. However, the big...

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harbor of Japan for years and years. Master Katsuo lived during the time of isolation, where Japan was not open to any outside trade. This was a major contributor to the boring job he lived every day. Many years before the Master was born, Tokugawa shoguns, the powerful ruling class, had closed Japan’s ports to foreigners and forbade overseas travel. For nearly two hundred and fifteen years, Japan had developed under complete and utter isolation. For this long period of time, Japanese life was successful...

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Tokugawa Japan

new changes and fresh ideas. Even though it was a military dictatorship in theory, it was a necessary step to advance Japan. It was established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and throughout the almost three hundred years of the regime it was run by Tokugawa shoguns. The Tokugawa period lasted from 1600 to 1867 during which time the Tokugawa family became the unchallenged rulers of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu was a powerful Honshu daimyo. Ieyasu rode the coat tails of his predecessor, Hideyoshi, and because Hideyoshi...

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Japan's Feudal Age

aristocracy dom J society  In theory, emp stood at head of J feudal society – actually pwrless tho revered figurehead  Real pwr lay in hands of shogun (supreme milit command) – Minamoto Yoritomo appointed shogun  Yoritomo set up Kamakura shogunate, 1st of 3 milit dyn that ruled J for approx 700 yrs A. The World of Warriors  Oft shogun cntrlled only smll prt of J – distributed lands to vassal lords who agreed to sup him w/ their armies in time of need (lords called daimyo) → Daimyo...

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Compare and Contrast

enjoyed a higher role and status in Japan at the time, due to the feudal system. Body paragraph#3: European and Japanese feudalism was similar in that they had a parallel political structure of a hereditary caste system. The Japanese classes were the shogun, similar to a king in Europe, who held all the power in the empire. The daimyo (Samurai), who owned the land, were similar to the lords and nobles in Europe, who divided their land to the lesser Samurais (vassals), and the same to the peasants, artisans...

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Contrast the Life of the Heian-Era Courtier with That of the Kamakura Samurai.

professionally trained soldiers for protection. These soldiers were called knights in Europe. In Japan, they were known as samurai. In addition, both Europe and Japan had strong military leaders. As you recall, these military leaders were known as shoguns in Japan. Similar Values In the feudal systems of both Japan and Europe, personal loyalty was greatly valued. The military skills of both knights and samurai were also highly valued. As you read in Lesson 2, knights were expected to follow a code...

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2014 History of Japan Essay 1 The Tokugawa period, which lasted from about 1603 to 1867, was the last era of traditional Japanese government, culture and society prior to the Meji Restoration in 1868 which conquered over the Tokugawa shoguns and moved the country forward into the modern era. This era provided many strengths and weaknesses to the traditional Japanese people in terms of economy, society and political authority. Because of the challenges faced during this time, the...

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Minamoto no Yoritomo The first Shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan. What the significance of Yoritomo in Japan?  Growing up Minamoto no Yoritomo wasborn in 1147 and died in 1199 at the age of 51. He ruled from 1192 untill 1199. At his last mission he tried to destroy 50 boats but he only destroyed half and was outnumbered. At the age of 14 Minamoto no Yoritomo was sent away to the care of guardian Ito Sukechicka. While he was there he developed his skills in practicing the arts of...

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Ap World History Essay Questons

attempting to unify Japan under central government, European ships were beginning to make their to the islands. 3. How did the Tokugawa Shogunate fall into decline and crisis The Tokugawa Shogunate started to decline in 1614, when the first Tokugawa Shogun Ieyasu banned the practice of Christianity. His forces forced the missionaries out from the islands and killed anyone who refused to go. Japanese converts had to give up Christianity as their religion and if they didn’t they would be killed. As the...

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Shogunate Japan essay “Examine the role of women in Shogunate Japanese society.” Shogunate Japan was a period from 1192 – 1867 where Japan was ruled under a system of heredity military dictatorship by shoguns. The shogun was appointed by the emperor and was known as the de facto reiler as they had great political and military power. In Shogunate Japan, society was divided into two main classes; the nobility and the peasants. The place of women in Shogunate was not as bad as in other societies...

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