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How did the rise of the shoguns change society


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How did the rise of the shoguns change society

  1. 1. Medieval JapanYear 8 History
  2. 2.  Introduction The rise of the Shogun Feudal System The Mongol invasions Castles and Towns
  3. 3. In time, the imperial court of Japan’s emperor became too big to manage. As a result, some government officials were released from their obligations to the emperor. Some of them went on to become managers of Japan’s various provinces. They sold the crops they grew, and collected taxes; many became wealthy and powerful people.New clans formed around these ruling families, and conflicts broke out among them. These civil wars would see the rise of shoguns that would go on to control Japan.
  4. 4.  Civil war between various clans was common The clans Minamoto and Taira were the most important clans at the emperors court.In 1185 – Minamoto no Yoritomo formed a military government at Kamakura , known as Kamakura bakufu (a tent government)  Was meant to be temporary
  5. 5. In 1192 –Yorimoto asked the imperial court to recognise his position with the title: Seii Tai-shogun ( commander in chief for the suppression of barbarians) Emperor would keep his position and receive protection from the shogun Shogun now spoke for the Emperor and nobles had to obey him. This was the start of the Kamakura Shogunate (1192 – 1199)
  6. 6.  Japan had to unite to fight the common enemy. They knew where the Mongols would land
  7. 7. Two main attacks1. 1274  23 000 soldiers  800 ships2. 1281  140 000 Soldiers  4000 shipsThe victory of both battles led to civil war.
  8. 8.  After the Mongol invasion Emperor Go-Daigo was able to gain the support of the Samurai and overthrow the Kamakura Shogunate Civil war continued until 1603 when the emperor gave Tokugawa the shogun position. The family would remain in power until 1868.
  9. 9.  Feudalism became strengthened The daimyo was allowed to rule domains in return for providing the shogun support.  Shogun controlled a quarter of the land  Three quarters divided into domains ruled by 275 daimyo A wealthy daimyo with his samurai posed a threat to the shogun, so the shogun placed restrictions on the daimyo.
  10. 10.  Made from wood High walls To show the wealth and power of the daimyo Surrounded by the homes of daimyo Slots to fire arrows Surrounded by moats, walls and gates