Tokugawa Yoshinobu

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  • Madame Sogoro Analysis

    Protest activity, prompted by prolonged inequality, arises from the frustrations of men who feel socio-economically disadvantaged and are displeased with the government’s approach towards society’s issues. The Tokugawa and Meiji periods encountered several instances of uprising amongst the peasantry—most notably those led by Oshio Heihachiro, Tanaka Shozo, and Sakura Sogoro. The story of Sakura Sogoro—a protest in which an archetypal heroic peasant martyr appealed directly to the elites in response to harsh taxes—acted as counter-mythistory as peasants used it as a tactic to control the ruling class; Oshio Heihachiro and Tanaka Shozo’s protests had similar underlying philosophies and method of appeal, but used different language and responded…

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  • Saigō Takamori's Role In Japanese Politics

    Saigō Takamori was born on on 1827/12/7 in the Castletown of Kagoshima, an isolated area within the Satsuma domain under the control of the Shimazu clan which had established themselves as the oldest living clan in Japan at the time of 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),…

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  • Tokugawa Shogunate Research Paper

    The Tokugawa Shogunate was a period when peace reigned throughout Japan and the Daimyo were able to be brought under control. This period was called the Tokugawa period also known as the Edo period. This was also a period when Japan was cut off from the rest of the world. The daimyo were one of the great lords of Japan (shogun above them) who had many samurais under their control. Oda Nobunaga, a Japanese warrior and government official, decided in 1568 to conquer the daimyo and gain control…

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  • The Sengoku Period: The Warring States Period

    powerful feudal lords second only to the shogun. During the Sengoku period, the Onin no Ran, a conflict between shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa and his brother Ashikaga Yoshimi, had rendered the shogunate a bystander to the pending warfare between the militant abundant daimyos that sought power. The most prominent daimyos included Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Tokugawa Ieyasu and the famed Oda Nobunaga; all made historical impacts during the Sengoku…

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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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  • 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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  • Compare And Contrast Catherine The Great And Ieyasu

    responsible to no one but God. Catherine The Great and Tokugawa Ieyasu were both known as prominent absolute rulers but, Ieyasu was a more effective absolutist ruler. Tokugawa controlled his country by reasonable means that wouldn’t cause uprisings and distrust while still being the only one to make decisions for the country. Catherine was simply too blindsided by wanting all the power possible that she didn’t realize that her people were suffering and possible forming a rebellion. Tokugawa…

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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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  • The Tokogawa Period: The Japanese Feudal System

    History essay The Tokogawa period, also called the Edo period, was the last Japanese feudal military government which lasted between 1603 and 1868. The feudal system was designed to separate different groups of people and each group having a purpose in the system. The Tokogawa Shogunate was responsible for controlling the samurai class and collecting taxes, defending and controlling the cities. Samurais who were professional warriors, were the leaders in this period, but all of them were…

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  • Sakamoto Ryoma Research Paper

    Ryoma Sakamoto Ryoma, born in 1835 and died in 1867, was an anti-tokugawa samurai who revolutionarily influenced not only the nation but, societal beliefs, values, cultural behaviours, political endeavours and Japan itself. The significance of his legacy continues to inspire and express the importance of equality and pride for the country he belonged to. His outspoken actions and decisions throughout his life go on to modify modern day Japanese society and make him the significant historic…

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