Azuchi-Momoyama Period Timeline

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1568 CE - 1582 CE: Oda Nobunaga seizes Heiankyo (Kyoto) and is the dominant military leader in central Japan.
 
 
1568 CE - 1600 CE: The Azuchi-Momoyama Period in Japan.
 
1571 CE: Oda Nobunaga attacks the Buddhist Enryakuji monastic complex near Kyoto.
 
 
1573 CE: Oda Nobunaga exiles the last Ashikaga shogun, Yoshiaki.
 
 
1575 CE: Oda Nobunaga wins the Battle of Nagashino.
 
1576 CE: Oda Nobunaga instigates a 'sword hunt' to confiscate all weapons from the Japanese peasantry.
 
1579 CE: Oda Nobunaga establishes a new headquarters at Azuchi castle.
 
 
1580 CE: Oda Nobunaga attacks the Buddhist temple-fortress of Ishiyama Honganji in Osaka using ship-mounted cannons.
 
 
1581 CE: The first version of Himeji Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
 
1582 CE - 1598 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi is the military leader of Japan.
 
1582 CE - 1598 CE: Oda Nobunaga and his successor Toyotomi Hideyoshi conduct an extensive land ownership survey across Japan.
 
1582 CE: Death of Oda Nobunaga.
 
 
1586 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the huge Osaka castle.
 
 
1587 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi passes his first edict to banish Christian missionaries from Japan.
 
 
1588 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi prohibits commoners from carrying weapons, including swords.
 
 
1588 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi rules that only full-rank samurai may carry two swords.
 
 
1591 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the massive Odoi (‘Great rampart’) fortification wall around Heiankyo (Kyoto).
 
 
1591 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi redefines the class system of Japan.
 
 
1591 CE: Samurai are no longer permitted to farm their own land making them dependent on their lords for income.
 
 
1592 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi sends an army to invade Korea. It is not successful.
 
 
1594 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi builds the Fushimi Castle outside Heiankyo (Kyoto).
 
 
1597 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi passes his second edict to remove Christian missionaries from Japan and executes 26 Christians in Nagasaki.
 
 
1597 CE: Toyotomi Hideyoshi sends a second army to invade Korea. It is not successful.
 
1598 CE: Death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the military leader of Japan.
 
 
1600 CE: Tokugawa Ieyasu wins the Battle of Skeigahara against those generals who supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s son. End of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.
 
 
1603 CE - 1868 CE: The Tokugawa Shogunate rules Japan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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