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27 07, 2017

Muromachi – Late Medieval Japan

By |2019-04-04T11:28:15-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|0 Comments

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1300s AD) Muromachi family gets power The great families drove out Emperor Do-Gaigo in 1338 AD. Who was the Emperor Do-Gaigo? More Japan articles Then the new shogun was from the Muromachi family. Until about 1400, he and his sons and grandsons fought civil wars. They fought against the emperor's supporters, and against the [...]

27 07, 2017

Edo period Japan – Japanese history

By |2019-10-10T20:41:11-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|0 Comments

Edo Period Japan - the Shogun Oda Nobunaga (1500s, painted by Kanō Motohide) Oda Nobunaga At the end of the Muromachi period, Japan was very rich, but divided into small city-states. The capital was still in Kyoto. In the late 1500s, the daimyo Oda Nobunaga gradually re-unified Japan. He bought guns from European traders and used [...]