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 […]

The Battle of Sekigahara: History’s Greatest Samurai Battle

The Battle of Sekigahara The Battle of Sekigahara was history’s greatest samurai battle. It was also the most vital and greatest battle at that time. It only lasted seven hours but deaths recorded went over 30,000. During the battle, the loyalist forces, despite their great numbers and superior formations, lost. The Battle of Sekigahara was […]

Oda Nobunaga: The First Unifier of Japan

Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga was the first unifier of Japan. He became known during the Sengoku Jidai or better known as Japan’s Age of Warring States. It was a time in history full of conflicts and rivalry between powerful Daimyo or warlords. This period began in the year 1467 with the onset of the Onin […]

Anegawa Battle: The Samurai Bloodbath

Anegawa Battle The Battle of Anegawa is one of the biggest bloodbaths of the Samurai in the history of Japan. It occurred in the year 1570 in the latter part of the Sengoku period. It consisted of 48,000 troops who fought against one another in the River of Ane. The battle took place between two […]

Rise of the Ashikaga Shogunate – Ultimate Rule and Power

Rise of the Ashikaga Shogunate The Ashikaga Shogunate ruled in the years 1336 to 1573, as feudal government run by the Ashikaga clan. The Shoguns were considered as the de facto rulers of the country, making the Emperor’s authority quite insignificant. He was within imperial isolation as an admired figure, but all governance was delegated […]