Samurai

The Shogun’s Soldiers Volume 1 – The Daily Life of Samurai and Soldiers in Edo Period Japan, 1603-1721

The Shogun's Soldiers Volume 1

Tokugawa Ieyasu’s decisive victory at Sekigahara in 1600 concluded the civil wars, confirmed his position of military supremacy as shōgun (generalissimo) of Japan, and inaugurated the Edo period (1600–1868), so named because Ieyasu after the battle established his capital in Edo (modern-day Tokyo). By then, Japan was an advanced, outward-looking country. Previously preoccupied by internal […]

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