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The Edo Period 1600s1868 Unlimited Power in Feudal Japan Feudal Japan was ruled by the Emperor who was believed to be divine and whose rule was passed down through the family However during the Edo Period the real power was held by the ID: 601566

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Japan Under the Shogun

The Edo Period 1600s-1868Slide2

Unlimited Power in Feudal Japan

Feudal Japan was ruled by the


, who was believed to be divine, and whose rule was passed down through the family

However, during the Edo Period, the real power was held by the



The Military Government controlled by the Shogun, was called the


Unifying Japan

P. 284Slide4

Social Status & Structure

With the Daimyo’s under the control of the Shogun, the only other issues was the people

Social structure was setup similar to that of Medieval Europe or Aztec Society: A rigid social hierarchy based on






Mostly a figure head during Edo Society

Even though at the top of the Hierarchy had very little actual powerSlide7


Japanese Military Leader & actual ruler of Japan

During Edo Japan the most well know Shogun was Tokugawa IeyasuSlide8


Wealthy and powerful land owners

Land ownership was passed down to children

Similar to a Lord in


. Europe.Slide9


Professional paid warriors of the military

equivalent to Knights in Europe

Served either the Shogun or Daimyo

Were forbidden from being involved in trade or business

Followed a Samurai code that dictated how they lived their livesSlide10


Important because they produced what everyone needed to survive

Considered important because they produced food that sustained society

Lived under many restrictions – such as not being able to leave their districtSlide11


Highly skilled artists

High quality paper, clocks, pans, porcelains, containers, etc.

Because they relied on Farmers and others for resources, they were lower in the HierarchySlide12


Brought items from artisans to trade or sell

At the bottom because they did not actually produce what they sold

Acted as BankersSlide13


Always subservient to men

Duties depended on class they were born into

Could not own propertySlide14

Outcasts /Eta

People shunned by other classes

Usually worked with death, like butchers or tanners

Usually those with mental or physical disabilities

Lived apart from the rest of societySlide15

Over to you

Compare the Feudal Hierarchy of Japan to that of Medieval Europe and Aztec society. What similarities and differences do you see between these hierarchies?