Daimyo in Medieval Japan
by Kara, Drew, Mariella, and Rosalin
- The Daimyo in medieval Japan were local warrior lords supported by groups of the samurai.
- They had complete military and economic power.
- Their job was to keep justice and peace in town.
- They fought more than the shoguns did and were known as warlords and lead armies into battle.
- They expected rewards for obedience and loyalty such as land, money, and/or administrative office.
- The increasing power of the Daimyos weakened the shoguns, and overtime we became more powerful.
- Most of the time, Daimyos died before becoming a shogun.
- Daimyo treated land as little kingdoms and fought each other to have land and power.
- They were lords from 900 to 1600 CE.
- The Daimyo controlled land surrounding castles and armies in lands.