The Tokugawa Period: The Shogun In Japan

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In the Tokugawa period the Shogun was a title granted to the country’s top military commander. They gradually became more powerful than the emperor and took control of the government and they imposed a strict caste system and controlled many of the other castes. To a large extent the rule of the shoguns shaped Japanese society and daily life through their rigid values, expectations of behaviour from others and the amount of power they held during that time.
The Shoguns commanded and army of Samurai(Bushi). Samurai were warriors of premodern Japan (Samurai - Japanese Warriors, 2016) who served a lord(Daimyo) and gave power and authority to the Shoguns in return Daimyo gave the Samurai land and shelter. To aid them in battle they wore armour

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