Tokugawa shogunate

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  • Tokugawa Shogunate Essay

    Towards the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu (shogun at the time), issued an edict that prevented Japanese from leaving Japan, and closed Japan to all foreigners. This brought 250 years of peace to the country. In July 1853, US Commodore Perry was the first foreigner to gain access into the closed country during this period. This event lead to the demise of the Tokugawa Shogunate, as Perry influenced other countries to do the same. With the sudden opening of its doors to westerners, Japan was not able to cope, socially, politically, or economically and the shogunate began to lose control and respect. Western influence and intervention with Japan made a major contribution to the fall of the shogunate. US Commodore Matthew…

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  • Spectacular Accumulation Summary

    importance of material culture as actors in the historical context, and its effects and implications in elite warrior societies through visualization. The book develops along Tokugawa Ieyasu’s career from when he was still a hostage to his retirement, reflecting his skills…

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  • Decolonization Of Japan

    get his honor back, but, of course, after he does seppuku he would be dead. In my opinion, if I were a British commander and was battling a Japanese insurgency, I would feel a little uneasy when I watch these warriors fight against all odds instead of surrendering. These warriors were taught that to die in battle was the greatest honor. There was British, French, and American involvement during the Boshin Civil War; although there was Western involvement, it was only in the form of military…

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  • Biography Of Yae Yamamoto Niijima

    in Aizu’s Mutsu province, which now lies in the Fukushima Prefecture, to Gonpachi Yamamoto, a samurai and gunnery instructor, and Saku Yamamoto. From a young age Yae was fascinated with the work her father and her older brother, Kakuma, did. Because of her constant begging and determination she convinced her father to let her learn gunnery, which for a woman of her time was very unusual as most women in Aizu actually were taught to use a Naginata. In 1865 she married Shonosuke Kawasaki a friend…

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  • Saigō Takamori's Role In Japanese Politics

    his 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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  • The Role Of The Samurai In The Tale Of Heike

    Tokugawa shogunate, following the warring period of Japan, became the last era of samurai’s ruling and the final feudal military government. During this period, the statues of different class and groups began to slightly change, and also, the roles of samurais were different from the earlier periods including late Heian period, Kamaruka and Muromachi eras. In the Tale of Heike, the samurais emphasized the bravery and loyalty of samurais, showing us that samurais played important roles at that…

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  • Bushido Code Of Conduct Essay

    characteristic (Holmes). Bushido was used as the Japanese definition of a just war, used to strengthen centralization during the Sino War and World War II, and is a way of life that was misconceptualized and then reinvented with a brand new meaning. The birth of Bushido began in the wake of the Meiji Restoration as the ruling moral code of Shinto. The Meiji restoration began in 1868 in response to the failure of the Tokugawa Shogunate to successfully counter foreign pressures. The Japanese…

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  • Importance Of Japan's Education System

    the foreign style appalling or astonishing. However, despite the differences between the approaches, Japan’s view of education and how the country promotes growth in its young citizens is still admirable and should be a system the U.S. could learn from in order to improve the education of its own citizens. In order to understand how the education system in Japan led to its current, successful state, it is necessary to understand key points in its history, specifically the parts of Japan’s long…

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  • Five Women Who Loved Love Analysis

    It portrayed how men and women fell in love and the consequences that came with it. There were five different stories about five different women and most of them ended up tragically. During the Tokugawa period (1603-1868) it was tough with the hierarchical order. Death was upon many of those who dare to sleep with the daughters of masters, commit adultery, kidnap, and even embezzle. During the Tokugawa period, there was social order, which was based on positions that was inherited, there was…

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  • Nationalism And Cultural Development

    period. This change in Japan explain how a small island nation from extremely uninfluential to develope into a powerful nation, that can possibly take control over the world, and later shine in World War I and World War II. Japan during the middle of nineteenth century could be describes as a feudal state. This mean that Japan was not a united nation, instead Japan were ruled mostly by Shoguns and empires. The rest of the power were distributed to the daimyo, which means landlord in Japan.…

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