The Rise of a Military Society
- The shoguns, daimyos, and samurias rose to power to form a military society
The shogun: shogun actually translates to " supreme commander of the army. " He ruled on the emporers ( who had little real power ) behalf and was the most important daimyo.
The daimyo: these were rich Japanese men who had land to spare. So they put that land to use. He hired his own private army called samurai to protect him in exchange for land.
The samurai: they were a private trained army of warriors who protected the daimyo in return for land or estates. They were completely loyal to the daimyo and if his master died in a fight, he would perform a ritual suicide so his family would have honor.
Samurai weapons, armour, and fighting