Samurai Wars

Ikko-Ikki: Japanese Warrior Monks

During the Sengoku Period, the rule by the samurai class was sometimes severely challenged by the armies mounted by lower-class self-governing communities called ikki or leagues. The most powerful one was based on a shared adherence to the True Pure Land sect of Buddhism as the ‘Single-minded League or ‘Ikko-ikki’.

Timeline of The Sengoku Period: Japan’s Age of War

The Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, was a time of social upheaval and constant military conflict from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century Timeline of key stages of Japan’s Age of War: 1467 Onin War begins 1477 Onin War officially ends 1494 Hojo capture Odawara 1543 Arrival […]

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