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Yamana Clan
In the Muromachi Period (1336-1467), the Yamana clan (山名氏 Yamana-shi) was one of the most powerful samurai families of Japan. The Yamana held the...
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Saga of the Samurai: Interview with Terje Solum
Terje Solum is the author of the series "Saga of the Samurai". Over the past 14 years, he has published six volumes on the Kai Takeda clan. In...
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The Late Hojo
The Late Hōjō clan (後北条氏 Go-Hōjō-shi) were powerful regional lords at the end of the Muromachi Period (1333-1568) and in the Azuchi-Momoyama...
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Recommended books on Japanese History
This list comprises some of the foremost resources on Japanese history. While they are primarily in English, notable works in other languages are...
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Glossary of Japanese Historical Terms
A glossary with essential terms relating to the history of Japan. This list will be continually expanded. TERMKANJIDESCRIPTION bakufu幕府Government...
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Himiko
Himiko (卑弥呼, c. 170–248 CE), also known as Pimiko, was a female ruler of the early Japanese political entity known as Yamatai (邪馬台国 Yamataikoku)...
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Zaibatsu
Zaibatsu (財閥, literally "wealthy clique") refers to industrial and financial combines of a conglomerate type that dominated the Japanese economy...
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Kokudaka
The kokudaka (石高) was the tax base calculated regarding koku. It was an estimate of the annual yield of farmland measured in koku of unpolished...
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Muromachi Period
The Muromachi shogunate (1338-1573), was the second of Japan's three military regimes (幕府 bakufu), between the Kamakura shogunate (1192-1333) and...
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Dotaku bells
Dōtaku bells (銅鐸) are bronze bells of the Yayoi period (ca. 300 BCE - 300 CE). They range from 10 to 130 centimetres in height and were usually...
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Kemmu Restoration
The Kemmu Restoration (建武の新政 Kenmu no Shinsei) was the attempt of Emperor Go-Daigo in the years 1333-1336 to restore direct imperial rule...
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Kamakura Period
The Kamakura Period (鎌倉時代 Kamakura jidai, 1185-1333) is the historical period that corresponds to the rule of the Kamakura shōgun. It is named...
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The Forty-Seven Ronin
The revenge of the 47 rōnin (四十七士 Shi-jū-shichi-shi, “forty-seven samurai”), also known as the Genroku Akō incident (元禄赤穂事件 Genroku akō jiken), is...
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Ashikaga Clan
Ashikaga family crest The Ashikaga (足利) were a warrior family of the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries and with the Nitta (新田) family one of the...
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Historical Periods of Japan
An overview over the historical periods of Japan Jōmon Period (ca 11000 BCE-ca 300 BCE) Yayoi Period (300 BCE to ca 300 CE) Kofun Period (300 to...
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Sengoku Period
The Sengoku Period (戦国時代) was also known as the Warring States period and lasted from 1467, the beginning of the Ōnin War (応仁の乱 Ōnin no Ran)...
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Shinsengumi
Shinsengumi uniforms (Shinsengumi Museum in Aizuwakamatsu The Shinsengumi (新撰組 or 新選組) was a small elite group of swordsmen commissioned by the...
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Kofun Period
The Kofun Period (古墳時代 Kofun jidai) refers to the protohistoric period of Japan, usually dated from 250 to ca 538 CE, characterised by the...
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