Edo is now the capital of the bakufu.
Ieyasu establishes a government that is powerful enough to prevent any in-fighting and stop and
civil wars from brewing
Also made sure that no daimyo were able to band together against him:
Used his large family:
in a library for three years). He takes on entire fencing schools and
wins. He goes from an
animal to a refined warrior. He was a wandering swordsman, so he
wasnt technically a samurai (a wanderer who had no lord, answered really to no on
This separates consumers from producers (warriors and farmers)
The warriors DO NOT grow their own food, and now rely on the farmers
Moves samurai into castle towns; they live around the castle where their lord
Samurai now had a monopoly/right to vio
Couldnt wield a sword
Never went on the field
In 1560, Hideyoshi becomes quartermaster for Oda
Oda entrusts Hideyoshi to take care of castle why hes away
In 1574, Hideyoshi becomes military leader in charge of Omi domain
He was a very unimpressive physica
He was in a very good geographical location to conquer Japan.
Two of his enemies die while he was in power
He had very good lieutenants under him
He inherited his power from his father, who had killed the old Daimyo
He saw himself as a unifier of Japan
A Keep (heavily guarded)
One would need an army to siege these new, fortified castles
The defining Characteristics of the Warring States Period
The samurai grew tired of fighting each other
In the 16th centu
aware of possible counter-examples or points). Style: Edit and prrofread your paper. You can use
parantehtical notation to cite the warrior writings and page number. Write formally (no
contractions or first person).
Movie: Throne of Blood, 1957, Akira Kur
Aso Kuretoki a retainer with a small army, and during the period of the civil war he switched
between Go-Daigo and Ashikaga 6 times. There was no real penalty for switching sides. He was
trying to make sure he was on the winning side.
There is a total of
Hein Era 794-1185: The rise of the samurai, the Imperial court is in charge
Kamakura Era 1185-1333: The Kamukura bakufu is in charge, samurai are powerful.
Muromachi Era 1333-1573
Nombokuchi Mini-Era 1333-1392
Nambokucho-Muromachi = Lecture 4
Taiheiki that we read was wrote in 1334.
Probably not that reliable
Why did the government fall?
Because the Kamakura bakafu (according to the reading) was arrogant and deserved it
(1.) Mongol i