Shogunate Japan

  • Jan 1, 1185

    Minomoto clan seizes power in the name of the Emperor

    Taira is defeated and Minamoto Yoritomo with the support of the Hōjō clan seizes power, becoming the first shogun of Japan, while the emperor becomes a figurehead
  • Jan 1, 1232

    Goseibai Shikimoku legal code established

    Before enacting the Goseibai Shikimoku, the Kamakura shogunate conducted trials without formal laws. After the Jōkyū War, an increasing number of land disputes between its vassals, aristocrats and peasants made fair trials indispensable.
  • Jan 1, 1274

    1st Mongol Invasion

    Japanese win: Mongols lose 70% of troops and supplies.
  • Jan 1, 1281

    2nd Mongol Invasion

    Mongols sent 2 separate Forces: 900 ships, 40000 Chinese, Korean+ Mongol troops from Massan-100000 from South China in 3500 Ships. A typhoon eventually came and destroyed much of the Mongol Fleet.
  • Jan 1, 1333

    Emperor Go-Daigo overthrows the Kamakura government

    During the emperors first year of confinement there was sporadic fighting between his supporters and those of the shogunate. The commander of some of the shogunate’s forces turned and attacked Kamakura instead of the shogunate’s enemies. Caught by surprise, Hōjō Takatoki and his supporters chose to take their own lives, thus bringing to an end the 150-year regime of Japan’s first military government.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1348 to Dec 31, 1351

    Rivalry between Northern and Southern Emperors

    The rivalry between the Nothern and Southern Emperors began in 1348 and ended up lasting for 3 years.
  • Jan 1, 1381

    Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

    In 1381 became inner minister, later advancing to the position of minister of the left and, in 1394, minister of state. By the end of his reign he had accomplished a complete reorganization of the civil government.
  • Period: Feb 24, 1467 to Feb 24, 1573

    Warring States period

    fication of political power in the tokugawa shogunate.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Firearms arrive in Japan

    Europeans arrived in Japan in 1543,introducing the gun in the midst of a highly volatile period that Japanese historians call the "Age of the Country at War". During this period,Japan was ruled by hundreds of competing warlords.
  • Period: to

    The Tokugawa shogunate rules Japan.

    Tokugawa Leyasu began the Shogunate and it lasted for 268 years. The capital of the shogunate was edo (Tokyo)