Daimyo
The daimyo (大名, daimyō, pronounced  dai-myoh ) were the powerful feudal lords in pre-modern Japan who ruled most of the country from their vast, hereditary land holdings. In the term...
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Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Shogun
http://www.pbs.org/empires/ - The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan's warlords and expels all foreigners.
Han system
The han (藩, han) or domain is the Japanese historical term for the estate of a warrior after the 12th century or of a daimyo in the Edo period and early Meiji period.
In the Sengoku period...
Shinpan (daimyo)
The shinpan (親藩) daimyo were certain relatives of the Tokugawa shoguns of Japan. While all shinpan were relatives of the shogun, not all relatives of the shogun were shinpan; an example of this i...
Fudai daimyo
Fudai daimyo (譜代大名, fudai-daimyō) was a class of daimyo who were hereditary vassals of the Tokugawa in Edo period Japan. It was primarily the fudai who filled the ranks of the Tokugawa adminis...
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Tozama daimyo
A tozama daimyo (外様大名, tozama-daimyō, ‘outside daimyo’) was a daimyo who was considered an outsider by the rulers of Japan. The term came into use in the Kamakura period and continued until th...
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Samurai
Samurai (侍) were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan.In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士, [bu.ɕi]) or buke (武家). According to translator William Sco...
Shogun
A shogun (将軍, shōgun, [ɕoːɡu͍ɴ], literally "military commander" or "general") was a hereditary military governor in Japan during the shogunate period from 1192 to 1867. In this period, the sho...
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Okudaira Nobumasa
Okudaira Nobumasa (奥平 信昌, 1555 – April 11, 1615) was a Japanese daimyō of the Sengoku and early Edo periods. Nobumasa's family considered their origins to have been associated with Mikawa p...
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Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Kyōgoku Takamichi
Kyōgoku Takamichi (京極高通, 1603 – 1665) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period. He ruled the Mineyama Domain in Tango Province.
He was the son of Kuchiki Tanetsuna.
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Sakai Tadatoshi
Sakai Tadatoshi ( 酒井 忠利, 1562–1627) was a Japanese samurai daimyō of the Edo period. He was head of a cadet branch of the Sakai clan.
In 1601, Tadatoshi was made head of Tanaka Domain (10,000 ...
Tokugawa Gorōta
Tokugawa Gorōta (徳川 五郎太, February 25, 1711 – December 5, 1713) was a Japanese daimyo of the Edo period, who ruled the Owari Domain.
Tokugawa Gorōta was the eldest son of the 4th daimyō o...
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Matsuura Seizan
Matsura Seizan (松浦 静山), born Matsura Kiyoshi (松浦 清, March 7, 1760 - August 15, 1841), was a daimyo, essayist, and famed swordsman during the Edo period of Japan. Seizan was a practitioner of I...
Date Narimura
Date Narimura (伊達斉村, January 6, 1775 – September 13, 1796) was a daimyo (feudal lord) in the 18th century, from 1790 to 1796.
Chiba Takusaburo
Chiba Takusaburō (千葉 卓三郎, 17 June 1852 – 12 November 1883) —also known as Chiba Takuron—lived as an obscure liberal political activist and schoolteacher in the late Tokugawa, early Meiji period....
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Kobayakawa Takakage
Kobayakawa Takakage (小早川 隆景, 1533 – July 26, 1597) was a samurai retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi during Japan's Sengoku period, and the son of Mōri Motonari. Adopted by the head of the Kobayakawa c...
Yamauchi Toyoshige
Yamauchi Toyoshige (山内 豊信, 1827 – 1872), also known as Yamauchi Yōdō (山内 容堂), was a Japanese daimyo in the Shikoku region in the late Edo period.
Yamouchi was the 15th head of the To...
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Maeda Mitsutaka
Maeda Mitsutaka (前田 光高, January 9, 1616 – April 30, 1645) was a Japanese daimyo of the Edo period, who ruled the Kaga Domain.By way of his mother, he was shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu's nephew. As...
Matsudaira Tadayori
Matsudaira Tadayori (松平忠頼, 1582 – October 26, 1609) was a Sengoku period samurai who became a daimyō under the Tokugawa shogunate in early-Edo period Japan. He was also the founder of the Sa...
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Date Muneatsu
Baron Date Muneatsu (伊達宗敦, June 20, 1852 – January 6, 1907) was a daimyo (feudal lord) in the 19th century, from 1870 to 1871.
Tokugawa Mitsutomo
Tokugawa Mitsutomo (徳川 光友, August 31, 1625 – November 26, 1700) was daimyō of Owari Domain during early Edo period Japan.
Tokugawa Mitsutomo was the eldest son of the first daimyō of Owa...
Mōri Takachika
Mōri Takachika (毛利 敬親, March 5, 1819–May 17, 1871) was the 14th daimyo of Chōshū Domain. He was later allowed to use a character from the name of shogun Tokugawa Ieyoshi and changed his name to Yo...
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