Tokugawa Japan. Chapter 16, Section III. The Three Great Unifiers. At the end of the 15 th century, Japan was in chaos . Daimyo controlled their own lands and warred with their neighbors (feudal?). Unification began in the late 16 th century with three powerful figures:
Chapter 16, Section III
Seized the capital of Kyoto
Tried to consolidate rule.
A farmer’s son who became a military commander.
Located his capital at Osaka.
By 1590, he had persuaded most of the daimyo to accept his authority.