The Bloody Campaign of Ishiyama Hongan-Ji

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 […]

Top 4 Astounding Japanese Battles in History

Japanese Battles in History Japan has its fair share of battles in history. Each battle left a significant role and scar to what Japan is today. In the 12th Century, the Samurai rose to power and established the Shogunate. They controlled the government and the Japanese society until 1868, Meiji Restoration. During the Samurai era, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Sengoku Period – Era of Significance and Prominence

The Sengoku Period Among the most prominent periods of Japan’s history was the Sengoku period. It was a time in the country’s history that was significantly notable due to social upheavals, close consistent military rivalries, clashing of swords, and political intrigues. The Sengoku period was a century-long era of continuous political upheaval in Japan. It […]