Feudal Japan. Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture. Historical Periods of Japan. Heian Period 794 – 1185 Kamakura Period 1185 – 1333 Kemmu Restoration 1333–1336 Muromachi Period 1336–1573 Azuchi-Momoyama period 1568–1603 Edo Period 1603–1868. Review: What is feudalism?.
Himeji Castle, Hyogo Prefecture
Murasaki Shikibu, illustration by Tosa Mitsuoki
Minamoto no Yoritomo1147— 1199) was the
founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura
Shogunate of Japan. He ruled from 1192 until 1199
How do these qualities of bushido compare with those
espoused by the knightly code of chivalry?
Samurai of the Satsuma clan, fighting for the
Imperial side during the Boshin War period
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A Japanese wooden kongorikishi
(guardian of the Buddha) statue from
the 14th century, Kamakura period
A World War II Kamikaze Pilot
Tokugawa Ieyasu, the
first Tokugawa Shogun
Matthew Perry (1794-1858),
photographed in 1852.
The noise of others
Caught up in the race to be
Drowns out importance
Tiny green inchworm
Climbs on branches and wonders
How tall are the trees
I hate Sunday night
Because, once I sleep at night,
It will be Monday.
A Japanese Haiku