Beneficial for Mongol attacks. Unexhasted resources. Feudal period.
Warring states period
Daimyos were fighting for eachother's land.
hereditary aristocrats, soon to be taken over by daimyo
different shoguns began fighting eachother for power, creating a war between the north and the south.
Important daimyo- captured the imperial city of Kyoto, in an attempt to unify Japan. He also, was the first daimyo to use guns in a major battle. His army was made mostly of peasants.
important daimyo- Fought the Koreans and the Chinese, but died in korean territory, making the war a dead end. Mostly unified Japan.
important daimyo- actually unified Japan. Took the title of "Shogun". Beginning the Tokugawa Shogunate.
a code for samurai (like chivalry), the reason samurai refused guns
present day Tokyo, the capital of Tokugawa Japan.
didnt mind at first, because of the Europeans technology. Jesuits had converted 300,000 japanese people to christianity. The Europeans mocked the Japanese values.
closed country policy
only allowed to enter to Nagasaki port, only allowed to trade with Chinese and Dutch. there is no leaving Japan.
Noh dramas to Kabuki
Paintings of traditional samurai to wood blocks prints depicting city life
Tales of ancient warriors to Haikus