warrior chieftains who became lords in a new kind of japanese feudalism. "great name" - built fortified castles and created small armies of samurai, added foot soldiers, rivals often fought each other for territory
defeated his rivals and seized the imperial capital Kyoto in 1568. Mottow "Rule the empire by force". Sought to kill all enemies. Not able to unify Japan.
Nobunga's best general, controlled Japan and had the idea to conquer China. Invaded Korea in 1592, and Japan withdrew in 1598 after Hideyoshi died.
Founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu and held power until 1867. Rulers followed the motto, "Take care of the people. Strive to be virtuous. Never neglect to protect the country." Culture flourished under this rule.
a japanese poem form that is composed of 3 lines of 5,7,5 (consonants)
Life in Tokugawa
The society was very structured. shogunate started by Tokugawa Leyasu; 4 class system, warriors, farmers, artisans, merchants; A shogun was appointed by the emperor that had complete power. Tastes changed during this period because when people move from an urban society to a rural one, more money was available. The society during this period was strong. The government in centralized with all power in the hands of the shogun. Domestic trade flourishes, castles and towns increase, and the merchant class becomes rich. The culture changed slightly. Haiku poetry and Kabuki theater begins to come up. Japan was closed off from all of Europe except for the Dutch and Chinese, and even they were restricted to the small island of Nagasaki. Neo-Confucianism was sponsored by the shoguns, but didn't catch on.
A type of Japanese drama in which music, dance, and mime are used to present stories
Economics The Tokugawa regime unified Japan and began 250 years of isolations, autocracy and economic growth
Why it Matters Now
Even now, Japan continues to control dealings with foreigners, especially in the area of trade
What happened during the period of the "Warring States"?
What was the structure of society in Tokugawa Japan?
What were the new styles of drama, art, and literature in Tokugawa Japan?