Shogun Essays

  • The Samurai

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    the year 1333. Their fighting improved because for example in the late 1200’s the Mongols invaded Japan and after many years of fighting the samurai finally defeated the Mongols. In the year 1460 the daimyos, a group of samurai, were disobeying the shoguns. This led to a decade long war called the Onin War. In 1868 there was a revolution called Meiji Restoration, symbolized the beginning of the end of the samurai. According to ThoughtCo “In 1868, the Meiji Restoration signaled the beginning of the end

  • Tokugawa Shogunate: The Role Of Imperialism In Japan

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    equivalent to a king at the time was a military dictator called a shogun. During this time the capital was Kyoto and the shogun was part of the Tokugawa clan. That is why this period is referred to as the Tokugawa Shogunate. (Carrol) Japan was very traditional during the Tokugawa Shogunate; there were a number of changes under the shogun rule in Japan which were very similar to those seen in the industrial revolution in England. The shogun also tried to close japan to western influence, by prohibiting

  • Essay On Samurai Warriors

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    Samurai warriors were the large and powerful military caste in feudal Japan. The name Samurai literally means “one who serves” and they dedicated their lives to serve the Imperial court. In Japan, the military caste was significant during the 12th century during the first military dictatorship. However, Samurai were not always fierce fighters in wars. Before the 12th century the Samurai were used as guards of the land for higher powers. After the dramatic change in the political power the Samurai

  • What Were The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Tokugawa Dynasty

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    production. However, the military was still not strong enough to protect against few invasions. In addition, the population was increasing rapidly, and the government was too weak to police and protect all of the people. Tokugawa Leyasu’s dynasty of shoguns, presided over 250 years. The Leysu dynasty brought years of peace and prosperity in Japan, including the rise of a new merchant class

  • The Samurai's Influence On Japanese Culture

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    that they have held on to them for so long. If it were not for the samurai influence Japan may not have the same exact views on how to live there life. Samurai 's are a very important part of Japanese’s culture. Japanese samurai were warriors of the shogun rulers amid

  • Bushido Code Essay

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    Just like there were knights in Europe, in Japan there were the samurai. The samurai also called bushi were the warriors of pre-modern Japan. Later in time they became a military ruling class in the Edo period. Their main weapon was the sword and it was their symbol as well. They were supposed to lead their life according to the code of the ethnic code of the bushido. The bushido is translated to be “the way of the warrior.” It was given the philosophy of “freedom of fear.” In this research, there

  • Essay About Japanese Castle

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    One of the main Osaka attractions is Osaka Castle. The castle is a symbol of Osaka! It was constructed in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who was a famous Japanese samurai, general and politician. Osaka Castle was intended as a centre of a new, united Japan. It was the largest castle in Japan at the time. There is a garden around the castle and also there is a museum about the history of Osaka Castle. Dōtonbori is a very popular tourist destination. This district was historically a theatre district.

  • Sumo Wrestlers Characteristics

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    2. Medium length male hairstyles Subtypes - A chonmage hairstyle It is a traditional Japanese male hairstyle that is commonly associated with samurai and present-day sumo wrestlers. Historically the style represented a status symbol of Japanese society because it was a method of using hair to hold a samurai helmet steady atop the head in a battle. Originally the style featured a shaved pate. Whereas nowadays the pate is no longer shaved, the remaining hair is left medium and is usually tied into

  • Essay On Kashmir Culture

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    Culture refers to that part of the total repertoire of human action which is socially as opposed to genetically transmitted. In social science, culture is all that in human society which is socially rather than biologically transmitted. Culture is a general term for the symbolic and learned aspects of human society. Social anthropological ideas of culture are based to a great extent on the definition in which it is referred to as “a learned complex of knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, and custom”

  • How Did Samurai Influence Japanese Culture

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    The word samurai roughly translates to english to those who serve. In japan, samurais were like knights who protected wealthy landowners.These wealthy landowners were known as daimyo and were regional lords.  Although samurai were servants at first this didn't last long they eventually rose to power in the twelfth century. The samurai quickly took over japanese government and culture in japan with their military style government and were some of the most honorable and important people in japanese

  • Essay On Korean Archery

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    archery. Japanese archery (Kyujutsu) is modernly used as a form of human development, unlike in the past wherein a bow was a weapon of war or hunting. Nowadays, Kyudo- “The Way of the Bow”- is considered as a martial art (DeProspero and DeProspero n.p.). Japanese archers have gone through specific and unusual training sessions in order for them to recreate the form of battle their ancestors once did with their bows. Similarly, Korean archery has a different way of inculcating the sport into their

  • The Sign Of The Chrysanthemum Analysis

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    The Sign of the Chrysanthemum- Katherine Paterson The novel The Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson is a story a sef boy named Muna who runs away from his manor to the capital city of 12th century feudal Japan, Kyoto, in search of his samurai father. I will discuss the primes of social structure and politics. Katherine Paterson’s The Sign of the Chrysanthemum accurately portrays the Heiji Disturbance and the status of craftsmen and ronins. The Heiji Disturbance is one of the biggest

  • The Last Shogun Summary

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    In the Novel “The Last Shogun” written by Rotaro Shiba, talked about the end of the Shogunate, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, and the restoration of Meiji Emperor in 1860s. Shiba mainly focused Yoshinobu’s political career in the period of 1862 to 1868 that Yoshinobu was appointed by the Emperor as Shogunal Guardian, until he went back to Edo and surrendered the Edo castle to the Imperial forces in 1868. As the most popular writers of historical fiction in Japan, Shiba’s novels are on the basis of the historical

  • Qing Dynasty Vs Safag Dynasty

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    8. Safavid Empire (460-461) Ismail, the ancestor of Safi al-Din, founded the Safavid Empire and used Persian methods of ruling. He expanded his region over regions such as the Iranian plateau, Caucus, and central Asia. Ismail established his political base at the tomb of Safi al-Din. In an attempt to find favor in the eyes of Turkish in the region, the Safavids decided to convert to a form of Shiism - he forced the Sunnis to convert to the religion, Twelver Shiism. Twelver Shiism was a religion

  • Tokugawa Government Essay

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    ruling class of shogun (warlord/generals). These shogun had almost all governmental power, and the emperor was left as a religious symbol or figure head (De Bary 120) The regime made by the first Tokugawa (Ieyasu Tokugawa) was a Bakufu government that lasted for 250 years. (De Bary 121) Under his system there were 260 daimyo or feudal lords that had control over japan (De Bary 121). These daimyo’s all answered to the Tokugawa main family. The last of this clan and the last shogun with governmental

  • The Tokugawa Period

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    isolation. The order, in fact, did nothing to stop foreign ships from coming to Japan. Many southern provinces’ daimyo blamed the Tokugawa shogunate for not defending Japan. In 1866, Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi suddenly died, and Tokugawa Yoshinobu reluctantly took power. He would be the fifteenth and last Tokugawa shogun. In 1867, the emperor also died and his son, Mitsuhito, became the Meiji Emperor. In 1867, two powerful anti-Tokugawa clans, the Choshu and Satsuma, combined forces to cause the fall

  • Similarities Between Tokugawa Japan And Medieval Europe

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    had a slightly different warrior system. Examples of these are that lances were longer than the Japanese Naginata, and swords were much bigger than the Japanese Katana. In Medieval Europe, lords were the military leaders, while in Tokugawa Japan, Shoguns and Daimyos lead the military system. Samurai and knights had different approaches to death, as knights were bound by Catholic law, while Samurai were not religious. Tokugawa Japan had many cultural and traditional differences from Medieval

  • Essay On Tokugawa Iemitsu

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    Tokugawa Iemitsu was the third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. He was the eldest child of Tokugawa Hidetada, and the grandson of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In 1633, after his sibling's passing, he released the Daimyo his pre-disessor had left in control and supplanted them with his youth companions. This made him disagreeable with numerous daimyo, yet Iemitsu essentially uprooted his rivals. He is credited with setting up the other participation framework which constrained daimyo to live in Edo (medieval

  • Essay On Japanese Feudalism

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    The farmers played an important part in feudal Japan, especially for the shogun and emperor. They got most of their food from the Japanese farmers. This helped them avoid having to import much foreign produce. Merchants were also in the lowest class in feudal Japanese hierarchy. One of the reasons why people looked down on them

  • Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale Of Genji

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    it was not until 1192 that the emperor named Minamoto Yoritomo as the first shogun of Japan; the full title is Seii Taishogun, or "great general who subdues the eastern barbarians." Minamoto Yoritomo ruled from 1192 to 1199 from his family seat at Kamakura, about 50 km (30 miles) south of Tokyo. His reign marked the beginning of the bakufu system under which the emperors in Kyoto were mere figureheads, and the shoguns ruled Japan. This system would endure under the leadership of different clans