Life of samurai - Life of samurai rank inside family o...

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Life of samurai rank inside family o samurai lord (father) o eldest son o rest of brothers (depending on age) become an adult by having a formal ceremony called Genpuku in the family shrine (12-16) marry legitimate/official wife (first) and other wives (any time in his life) enter wars after Genpuku ceremony – Uijin (first campaign), significant for the clan believe in specific kami and Buddhist deities and protect family shrines and temples – fudo-myo-oh lifespan o samurai lords (and upper class) 40-50 Nobunaga 49 Hideyoshi 61 Shingen 52 Kenshin 48 Samurai warriors 12-40 Edo (Tokugawa) Period 1600-1867 o Samurai in the world without war – Tokugawa’s a well-organized control system o Samurai class – only 6-7% of the entire population (less than 0.2% belonged to the high-calss) o Koku daka system
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Originally a system for determining land values, and koku was defined as a quantity of rice. However, in the Edo period, koku became a unit
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course JPT 3500 taught by Professor Takahashi during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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