Hojo Masako, the Prominent Nun Shogun

The Prominent Nun Shogun Shogun were Japanese warlords. They played an essential role in the history of Japan, particularly in the Medieval Period. Most of them came from the Samurai class. It is easy to think of them as all males. However, some of them were females. Among them, there was one who was also […]

Sekigahara: The Rise of the New Shogun

Sekigahara The Battle of Sekigahara is known as the greatest Samurai battle in Japan of all time that took place on October 21, 1600.  It was a fight that resulted in lots of bloodsheds. This has a preeminent effect on how it led the country to stability and flourishing culture for the next 250 years. […]

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 […]