Updated: 4/30/2020

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  • No Daimyo was powerful to maintain control. Japan had to divide into hundreds of separate domains. Everyone had to defend for themselves.
  • The Tokugawa Shogunate1460-1560
  • Oda Nobunaga
  • A general, Oda Nobunaga, took control, however in the year 1582 he was attacked by one of his men in the Kyoto temple and committed suicide instead of being taken alive.
  • Around the mid 1550s
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • In 1603, the emperor gave Tokugawa Ieyasu the title of shogun. He remained shogun until 1868, hence why it’s called Tokugawa.
  • Samurai
  • Daimyo
  • During the time of this shogunate, a social structure developed in Japan (similar to the feudal system in Europe).
  • Peasants
  • Merchants
  • These social classes were known as 'shi-no-ko-sho' meaning warrior, peasant, craftsmen, merchant’.
  • Tokugawa Shogunate was the final period of traditional Japan. A time of internal peace, political stability, and economic growth thanks to Tokugawa Ieyasu.
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