armour, 18th century, Japan, iron, lacquer, leather, silk, wood.
oak (Quercus dentata), Japanese wisteria cultivare (Wisteria floribunda), Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata) and the infamously invasive Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica var.
(48) Omura Sumitada habia donado este puerto a la Compania en 1562; en 1563, ademas, se bautizo con el nombre de don Bartolome, con lo cual garantizo su apoyo a la mision en toda su area de influencia, es decir, el litoral noroeste de Kyushu.
En este sentido, los jesuitas, al menos en el periodo inicial de la mision entre 1549 y 1598, legitimaron y consolidaron las relaciones comerciales entre portugueses y japoneses, estableciendose como mediadores entre los daimyo
(69) locales y los mercaderes lusos.
Visitors can climb its steep stairs into stark, open interiors at every floor to get an idea of how 16th-century daimyo
(feudal lord) families and their courtiers inhabited such strongholds.
Not surprising imposing castles raised by feudal war lords--the daimyo
and painstakingly restored, are the centerpiece attractions in the cities of Kochi, Marugame, Uwajima and Matsuyama.
The 1630 invasion scheme was associated almost completely with a single enthusiast: Matsukura Bungo-no-kami Shigemasa (1574-1630), the daimyo
(great lord) and notorious tyrant of Shimabara in Hizen Province, whose cruel treatment of the people and persecution of Christians is very well recorded.
By the time Koriyama was promoted from a village to a town in 1824, it already served as a post station on the Oshu Kaido road, equipped with toiyaba transport stations and lodgings for the daimyo
processions that traveled under the system of sankin kotai (alternate-year residence in Edo), and bustled with the movement of goods and the comings and goings of daimyo
and merchants alike (Photo 1).
The book chronicles the conversion of the local Daimyo
to Christianity, the establishment of Nagasaki as a safe harbor for Portuguese traders, merchants, and missionaries, the eighty-year run of Nagasaki as a European city in Japan, and its eventual fall.
We take ice for granted; many of us have refrigerators with ice makers and dispensers, but in seventeenth-century Japan, a daimyo
(samurai leader) could earn much favor by serving ice.
One of the two leading Japanese commanders in the invasion was a Christian who commanded many Japanese Christian daimyo
(territorial lords) and soldiers.
The travels of the daimyo
and their samurai were highly regulated, as was the movement of commoners (farmers, artisans, merchants).