Japanese History (Azuchi-Momoyama Period to Edo Period)

  • Period: Jan 1, 1568 to

    Japanese History from 1568 to 1603

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    Hall, John Whitney. The Cambridge History of Japan. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1991 姫路城 Himeji-jō (The Castle of White Egret) Image 1 "Oda Nobunaga." Oda Nobunaga | JapanVisitor Japan Travel Guide. Japan Visitor, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. http://www.japanvisitor.com/japanese-culture/famous-japanese/oda-nobunaga.
  • Aug 1, 1570

    Ishiyama Hongan-ji War

    Ishiyama Hongan-ji War
    In 1570 a ten yea campaign begun between the forces of Oda Nobunaga and the warrior Monks during Nobunaga's campaign for complete control of Japan in modern day Osaka. During this event many warrior monks and commoners fought side by side each other to stop Nobunaga and his forces of around 30,000 from gaining control of their foretresses. However by the end of the even, Nobunaga won.
  • Jan 1, 1572

    Azuchi–Momoyama period

    Azuchi–Momoyama period
    Shortly after the new Shogunate lead by Oda Nobunaga, and the rise of the Azuchi- Momoyama Period, Japan begun to experience increased amounts of stability after the unification of Japan thanks to the campaign lead by Nobunaga. During this time Japan also experienced what could be described as a shift from more medieval Japan to Modern with the new allowances of Trade between Japan and Europe and the increased power of the Christian factions.
  • Jan 1, 1579

    Azuchi religious debate

    Azuchi religious debate
    In 1579 a summit was held to discuss the issues with the different religious factions in Japan and their overwhelming urge to gain power and influence through their religions and violence. Nobunaga however was never one take religious intolerance well and by the end of the summit had the large faction known as Nichiren and their supporters executed, apologize for what they have done and to become more tolerant in the future.
  • Sep 30, 1581

    Tenshō Iga War Victory

    Tenshō Iga War Victory
    On September 30th, 1581 Nobunaga launched an invasion on the territory known as Iga by invading the area from all sides as he was in control of all the surrounding regions of Japan. The Iga was swiftly over powered by Nobubaga's forces on October 8th at Kashiwara Castle after being caught with 10,000 men verses Nobunaga's 42,000.
  • Jan 1, 1582

    Incident at Honnō-ji: Akechi Mitsuhide

    Incident at Honnō-ji: Akechi Mitsuhide
    Nobunaga was at his height of power in 1582 after taking control of more territories, however also had made many enemies. One day he gathered many of his court officials to celebrate his take down on the Tekeda clan, but one of his men, Akechi Mitsuhide, betrayed him and when Nobunaga's army was away, had his own army attack him and his family. Nobunaga and his eldest son Nobutada committed suicide upon capture.
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Shikoku

    Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded Shikoku
    In 1585 Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded one of Japans smallest islands under the rule of Chōsokabe Motochika. Motochika, against the advise from his court officials decided to defend his island from the invaders, however after only 26 days, Hideyoshi's army had taken control of the island after Motochika's surrender and was divided among Hideyoshi's army generals.
  • Siege of Odawara

    Siege of Odawara
    In 1590, Hideyoshi, decided to elimnate the Hojo clan, who were seen as a threat to his power. The siege however actually saw little fighting outside a few fights and for the most part the Odawara castle was taken under starvation methods used by Hideyoshi to limit food supply to the castle and surrounding areas. This lasted about three months until Hideyoshi's forces went in and took over the castle and gave it to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the future shogun.
  • Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)

    Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)
    In 1592 Hideyoshi and his armies launched an attack on nearby countries, Korea and China in hopes of conquering them. The battles waged on until 1596 and restarted again in 1593 after unsuccessful treaty negotiations. In 1598 there was a stalemate and Japan's forces eventually left both Korea and China after failing to take over the other countries.
  • Battle of Sekigahara

    Battle of Sekigahara
    Soon after Tokugawa Ieyasu's rise to shogunate, a battle rang out against the forces of the east, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the forces of the west, Fukushima Masanori for control. In the end, the overwhelming number of men in Tokugawa's armies won the battle and took control of the area after redistributing the lands to those who had helped him defeat those who had opposed him.
  • Edo period Begins

    Edo period Begins
    After the battle of Sekigahara, Japan was unified once again, but now under the Shogun known as Tokugawa. During the years that followed and improved peace to the lands, Japan experienced great leaps in art, culture, and economic growth. However with all of this there was also strict social order and the country became more isolationist to protect itself from outsiders.
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    works cited 2

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