Shogunate Japan Timeline

  • 1180

    Genpai War

    A war that took place between the rivaling clans of Minamoto and Taira over the imperial throne. The Minamoto clan won, resulting in the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1467

    Age of Warring States

    Also known as the Sengoku Period, this was when rivaling warlords and daimyos fought for power over Japan. Daimyo Tokugawa Ieyasu became the next shogun.
  • 1549

    Fransis Xavier introduces Christianity to Japan

    Soon after it was introduced it was banned by the Tokugawa Shogunate for around 250 years. it became a hidden religion, people were persecuted for practicing it.
  • Edo Period

    This was the period that emerged from the chaos of the Sengoku period. it was known for its economic growth and strict social structure.
  • Genroku Period

    This was the beginning of urban culture.