Samurai and Shogun take Over Japan By Reiner, Troy, Luc, and Ross
The Rise of Samurai • Daimyo- A large land owner. • Samurai-A trained professional warrior. • Most Samurai came from noble families. • The word samurai means to serve in Japanese. • Most samurai were paid in land or rice
Shoguns rule Japan • Strong nobles wanted a new government. So they fought the emperor. • Two powerful clans went to war in 1150. • The Minamoto clan won in the end.
The Emperor and Shogun • When the Minamoto clan won they didn’t get rid of the emperor, but was used as a figurehead, a person who appears in power but is not, for safety reasons. • One shogun at any given time ruled Japan for the next 700 years.