How did feudalism develop in medieval Japan?


How did feudalism develop in medieval Japan?

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Much like dynastic China, feudal rule in Japan through the medieval period often changed based on the power of certain groups. If one group weakened, another would rise into power. Such a system persisted for nearly 800 years in Japan.

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In ancient Japan, Feudalism developed after the fall of the Heian empire, which ushered in a military rule.

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The Lord-Vassal System During Japan's Kamakura Period


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In a feudal system, vassals are subordinates who pledge their loyalty to powerful lords. Learn about the lord-vassal system during Japan's Kamakura period. Explore the Kamakura Shogunate, and review land and loyalty in the Kamakura Shogunate to understand feudalism in Japan, including the beginning of the Samurai class.

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