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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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...
Mongol invasions of Japan
The Mongols sent a large amphibious force at Takata Bay. At first were victorious but a typhoon named Kamikaze destroyed their fleet.
Shogun
http://www.pbs.org/empires/ - The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan's warlords and expels all foreigners.
Imperial House of Japan
The Imperial House of Japan (皇室, kōshitsu), also referred to as the Imperial Family and the Yamato dynasty, comprises those members of the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan who ...
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Heian period
The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1159. The period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyōto. It ...
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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...
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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Fujiwara clan
Fujiwara clan (藤原氏, Fujiwara-uji or Fujiwara-shi), descending from the Nakatomi clan and through him Ame-no-Koyane-no-Mikoto, was a powerful family of regents in Japan. The clan originated wh...
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Kamakura shogunate
The Kamakura shogunate (Japanese: 鎌倉幕府, Kamakura bakufu) was a Japanese feudal military government. The heads of the government were the shoguns. The first three were members of the Minamoto clan. ...
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Mongol invasions of Japan
The Mongol invasions of Japan (元寇, Genkō) of 1274 and 1281 were major military efforts undertaken by Kublai Khan to conquer the Japanese islands after the submission of Goryeo (Korea) to vassa...
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Kemmu Restoration
The Kenmu (or Kemmu) Restoration (建武の新政, Kenmu no shinsei) (1333–1336) is the name given to both the three-year period of Japanese history between the Kamakura period and the Muromachi period,...
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Ashikaga shogunate
The Ashikaga shogunate (足利幕府, Ashikaga bakufu, 1336–1573), also known as the Muromachi shogunate (室町幕府, Muromachi bakufu), was a dynasty originating from one of the plethora of Japanes...
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Azuchi-Momoyama period
The Azuchi–Momoyama period (安土桃山時代, Azuchi-Momoyama jidai) is the final phase of the Warring States period (戦国時代, Sengoku jidai) in Japan. These years of political unification led to t...
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Tokugawa shogunate
The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) and the Edo bakufu (江戸幕府), was the last feudal Japanese military government which existed between 1603 and 1868. The heads of g...
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Bakumatsu
Bakumatsu (幕末, bakumatsu, "Late Tokugawa Shogunate", literally "end of the military camp [government]") refers to the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa shogunate ended. Between 1...
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Meiji Restoration
The Meiji Restoration (明治維新, Meiji Ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was a chain of events that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 18...
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Yoshio Kōsaku
Yoshio Kōsaku (吉雄 幸作) (1724 – October 4, 1800), also known as Yoshio Kōgyū (吉雄 耕牛) was a Japanese physician and scholar of "Dutch studies" (Rangaku), and the chief Dutch translator in Na...
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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...
List of shoguns
This is a list of shoguns that ruled Japan intermittently, as hereditary military commanders, from the establishment of the Asuka period in 709 until the end of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.
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Samurai helmet
Kabuto (兜, 冑) is a type of helmet first used by ancient Japanese warriors, and in later periods, they became an important part of the traditional Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and their re...
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Senhime
Senhime or Lady Sen (千姫) (May 26, 1597 – March 11, 1666) was the eldest daughter of the shogun Tokugawa Hidetada and his wife Oeyo. She was born during the Warring-States period of Japanese ...
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Kobayakawa Hidekane
Kobayakawa Hidekane (小早川秀包, 1567 – April 24, 1601) was a Japanese samurai, the ninth son of Mōri Motonari. His mother was Motonari's concubine, Nomi no Ōkata (乃美の方). Originally he was named ...
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Emperor Go-Suzaku
Emperor Go-Suzaku (後朱雀天皇, Go-Suzaku-tennō, December 14, 1009 – February 7, 1045) was the 69th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Go-Suzaku's reign spanned the y...
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Akamatsu Mitsusuke
Akamatsu Mitsusuke (赤松 満祐, 1381 - September 25, 1441) was a Japanese samurai of the Akamatsu clan during the Sengoku Period.
Mitsusuke was the son of Akamatusu Yoshinori.
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Kusarigama
The kusarigama (鎖鎌, "chain-scythe") is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama (the Japanese equivalent of a sickle) on a metal chain (kusari) with a heavy iron weight (fundo) at the...
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Mizuno Nobumoto
Mizuno Nobumoto (水野 信元, died January 27, 1576) was a daimyo of Japan's Sengoku period. A son of Mizuno Tadamasa, and brother of Mizuno Tadashige, he was the lord of Kariya Castle.Nobumoto sided wi...
Jeremiah Richard Wasson
Jeremiah Richard Wasson (1855-1913) was an American hired by the Meiji government of the Empire of Japan as an foreign advisor to help train and develop the fledgling Imperial Japanese Army. He is no...
Nabeshima Naoyuki
Nabeshima Naoyuki (鍋島 直之, March 8, 1643 – June 8, 1725) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period, who ruled the Hasunoike Domain in Hizen Province (modern-day Saga Prefecture).