Ishiyama Hongan-Ji One of the famous and deadliest Japanese wars of history is the Ishiyama Hongan-Ji War. Known also as the Ishiyama Kassen, the battle took place from the years 1570 to 1580 in the Sengoku Era. It was an 11-year war led by Oda Nobunaga against the Ikko Ikki. The Ikko Ikki was a […]
Kabukimono, The Dregs of Ancient Japan
Samurai of Ancient Japan During the warring period of Japan, the Samurai was one of the most prominent class. Samurai was the cream of the crop, the military men and the ideal warrior that a master could wish for. Samurai was popular for their way of living which adheres honor and loyalty. Who were the […]
Is there a difference between Kabukimono and Ronin?
Kabukimono and Ronin What is Kabukimono? What is Ronin? Japanese people are ethnic groups that are native to Japan. They are one of the largest ethnic groups – approximately 129 million people worldwide. Japanese people are divided into different kinds and groups of people. It is also with their various roles and different ways of […]
From Family Dispute to Civil War
The Onin War Who can tell that a dispute between a father and his son-in-law would eventually become a 12-year civil war? This war was known as the Onin War. Ōnin refers to the Japanese era spanning from March 1467 through April 1469. It occurred after Bunsho and before Bunmei. Bunsho marked the history from […]