Daimyo

Great Japanese lords

Who were the Daimyos and what did they do?

  • The damiyos expect to be rewarded for there obidence and loyalty with land, money, and administrative offices
  • Daimyos lead there military and the samurais that protected them
  • when the shogun became weakened daimyos became increasingly powerful
  • diamyos also became independent kings of there lands
  • diamyos also collected taxes from pesants and merchants
  • diamyos were the most powerful rulers through the 10th and the middle of the 19th century