You have heard of those daimyos rising to power quickly, right?
I am well aware of this, shogun. We cannot afford a disaster on our hands. This is EXACTLY what brought down the Fujiwara Clan all those years ago!
I cannot stand this dire situation any longer! Too bad these people's samurai follow the bushido code so well...
Are you meaning to tell me that they want to become like Chinese dynasties? We cannot stand for this! They have made many pay tribute and established an unrealistic equal field system that no one has been able to replicate! We must do like Vietnam did and reject practices such as foot binding!
I just realized what they've been trying to do! They want sinification!
Meanwhile, in the household of the dreaded daimyos...
The shogun's men >
Mom, Dad! Can you read me the Tale of Genji? Everyone says it's revolutionary!
Not now, we must make sure we have everything planned out and are safe.
I wish our descendants had moved to China! You may have been able to take a civil service exam and be part of the scholar gentry when you were older!