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  • n. Plural form of daimyo.


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  • Mr. Hosokawa explains that, unlike most other daimyos, or feudal nobility, his family had the good fortune of stability due to strategic political maneuvering which kept warfare, and thus destruction of property, at a minimum.

    Buzzine » Lords of the Samurai

  • What tips the balance for me, besides the strong Korean tradition that it was iron clad, is that in 1593, the Japanese government placed levies on the daimyos to supply iron plate for building warships!

    1590s Military Technology Gaps

  • The system of “alternate attendance, ” by which all daimyos were compelled to reside half of each year in Edo, was greatly curtailed, and the western lords began to congregate around the court in Kyoto.

    1861, March-Sept

  • Kido Kin (1833–77) and kubo Toshimichi convinced the daimyos of Satsuma, Chsh, Tosa, and Hizen to offer their lands to the emperor as a step toward the public abolition of feudalism.


  • The feudal lords, or daimyos, were divided into three groups: shinpan, fudai, and tozama.


  • The shinpan daimyos were all the related and collateral branches of the larger Tokugawa house; fudai were the vassals and allies of Ieyasu before the Battle of Sekigahara, and they now occupied the central provinces; and tozama were those who submitted only after Sekigahara and were located in more remote regions, usually excluded from the central government.


  • His forebears were daimyos, feudal lords, until feudalism and the samurai class was abolished in 1870 and modern Japan began.

    Noble House

  • In the old days the daimyos ruled parts of the country in the name of the emperor.

    The Japanese Corpse

  • Japan was run by daimyos once but then they had titles like count or duke.

    The Japanese Corpse

  • The titles have gone but the daimyos go on ruling.

    The Japanese Corpse


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