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    The origination of Japanese culture is unsure, but it is said that it goes back 7,000 years ago. A very important era to focus on is the Kamakura Shogunate era that started in 1185 and ended in 1133. Kamakura lasted for about 150 years, but had a great impact on the history of Japan. In 1192, Minamoto Yoritomo took total control of the country and was appointed shogun. He established the very first warrior government in Japan’s history. When appointed shogun, Yoritomo had total control of the military and warrior class, and whoever has control of the military, has control of the country. Like any other feudal country, there was a cast system that was establish long before time. Sadly, for most people, there is no movement between each class. If you were born into a samurai family, luck was by your side. On the other hand, if you were born into a farm family, you stay in the peasant…

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    Kamakura Society Essay

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    Minamoto no Yoritomo, the leader of his clan and victor of the Genpei War, decided to locate his capital in Kamakura, while governing the sharing power of Japan with the Emperor Go-Toba, who gave him the title shogun, which resided in Kyoto. Thus, establishing the first warrior government with a new notion, as stated by Jeffrey P. Mass states in “Identity, Personal Names, and Kamakura Society”, that Minamoto-led bakufu embraced warriors from all clans. Kamakura is stated by David Spafford, as…

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    Over the following centuries the power of the emperor and the imperial court gradually declined and passed to the military clans and their armies of samurai warriors. The Minamoto clan under Minamoto no Yoritomo emerged victorious from the Genpei War of 1180–85. After seizing power, Yoritomo set up his capital in Kamakura and took the title of shogun. In 1274 and 1281, the Kamakura shogunate withstood two Mongol invasions, but in 1333 it was toppled by a rival claimant to the shogunate, ushering…

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    19th Century Mongols

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    among the noble families led to almost constant civil war, centralizing forces again asserted themselves. A powerful noble from a warrior clan named Minamoto Yoritomo defeated several rivals and set up his power base on the Kamakura. To strengthen the state, he created a more centralized government under a powerful military leader known as the shogun. The shogun attempted to increase the powers of the central government while reducing rival aristocratic clans to vassals’ status. The shogunate…

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    “Sapokanikan” is the first single released from Joanna Newsom’s 2015 album Divers. Shorter than most of the songs on her last album Have One On Me, the song resembles a union of the styles she used on Have One On Me and her debut album The Milk-Eyed Mender. “Sapokanikan”, like much of Joanna’s music, relies heavily on obscure references to tell a greater tale. Newsom’s overall message is about death and being forgotten and her references, language, and imagery tie together to paint a picture of…

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    Samurai Downfall

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    Just 3 years later in 1603, the emperor at the time, Go-Yōzei gave Ieyasu the title of Shogun to confirm his superiority. Being the Shogun of Japan, means that Japan is under his control. Ieyasu worked to encourage foreign trade and reinstitute the strength of Japan . It was only later when Japan isolated themselves from any foreign trade, under the successors of Ieyasu. The Tokugawa period lasted for about two hundred and fifty years. Tokugawa Shogunate was a Militaristic way of…

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    birth. The Shimazu clan were of notable prestige in that they were the only clan that received foreign ambassadors in a time when, under the orders of the Tokugawa Shogunate (the shogunate was a council of military commanders led primarily by a single domain), Japan strictly prohibited international travel. Saigō was part of this renowned ancestry and throughout his life, whether by circumstance or fate, became an important part in Japanese politics both internally and internationally. More…

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    Nationalism and Cultural Development History that written in the book, is pieces of writing that record the change of human society and cultural over time. Throughout history, we see many changes and turning points that greatly impact the society we have right now. From the early time period Rise of Rome to the American and French Revolution; the world had constantly shaping its boundaries. Society and humanities had constantly changing.The change in history are not seem as accidents. One of the…

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    Essay On Unifying Japan

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    Hideyoshi was the Shogun of Japan who first started the Shogunate and an end to the fighting. In this Edict it stated “ anyone who does not hinder the teaching of Buddha, whether it be a merchant or not, may not come and go freely from Christian countries to Japan” . The shogun wanted to make all of Japan practice Buddhism in hopes of unifying the country. The act of banning Christianity unified the political powers. Christianity brought instability to Japan because it spread many different and…

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    Ako Vendetta Honor Code

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    making it in professional sports or a fair shoot at getting into an Ivy League college, or a fair shoot at getting a great job promotion. As my mom says and probably every parent or adults says "life isn't fair". As a kid you might not realize the full understanding of that statement until later in life. Well for Asano, all i could tell him and his samurai is "life isn't fair". Lord Kira was a "high ranking of shogunate court ritual" which meant he meant more to the shogunate than Asano did.…

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