Daimyos


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Daimyos

 

Sovereign princes in feudal Japan. In the 14th and 15th centuries and until the end of the 16th century they were independent of the central government. During 1869— 71, after the uncompleted bourgeois revolution of 1867–68, the daimyos were stripped of their lands, for which they received a large monetary compensation.

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Muitos daimyos, como Oda Nobunaga, viam a rentabilidade do intercambio comercial com os europeus e, por isso, inicialmente permitiram a evangelizacao dos japoneses pelos jesuitas que se estabeleceram em seu territorio.
By the late 1850s, internal strife once again led to civil war, and the various daimyos lost no time in purchasing weapons from American and European traders.
While Japan was nominally ruled by an emperor, real power rested in the hands of the most powerful daimyo known as the Shogun.
“Ninja Run” is about a ninja who has the mission to save the peasants from the reign of the corrupted daimyos that are stealing from them and torturing them.
Por un lado, el Estado se encargaba de la educacion y de la administracion y, por otro, los daimyos proveian al shogun de riquezas--que provenian del trabajo de los campesinos, quienes tenian cierto margen de autonomia politica y poder adquisitivo--para su empresa estabilizadora.
Los samurai y los comerciantes prosperos comenzaron a mandar hacer biombos y paneles con representaciones de bellas mujeres en sus quehaceres cotidianos, y los daimyos y cortesanos encargaron a los artistas del siglo xvi que pintaran escenas de la vida cotidiana y de sus posesiones para que otros las conocieran y se preservaran.
Nor was compliance with the "national good" a uniform characteristic of the daimyos. During the first half of the nineteenth century, daimyos also sought their own advancement, often through an early form of "technology transfer." Despite prohibitions against foreign contact, daimyos clandestinely sent their sons and relatives to the West to gain Western learning, who then returned to their particular domains to spread their knowledge.
Two of the most influential daimyos, Choushu and Satsuma, led the way by handing over their domains to the emperor and encouraging all daimyos to do the same.
Michael Chijiwa, also thirteen, was a cousin of the daimyos of Arima Harunobu and Omura Sumitada.
Samurai and lesser provincial lords called daimyos delivered ever-mutiplying new laws to the provinces.
His disgrace came two years the VC honour after he led a ground assault against the Daimyos during an attack on Japanese war lords in the Straits of Simono Seki.
Goyoshonin were privileged merchants and traders who were regular purveyors to the Tokugawa Shogunate and the daimyo domains, during the Tokugawa period.