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Why was there a strict division of social classes in Japan?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Also question is, how did people live in the Shogunate period in Japan did they have social classes?
The Neo-Confucian theory that dominated Japan during the Tokugawa Period recognized only four social classes–warriors (samurai), artisans, farmers and merchants–and mobility between the four classes was officially prohibited. With peace restored, many samurai became bureaucrats or took up a trade.
Additionally, what are the social classes in Japan? Tokugawa class system
- Court Nobility.
Similarly, you may ask, what was considered the highest social class in feudal Japan?
Shoguns in feudal Japan The shogun was the highest class in the noble class. They were also the military and political leader of feudal Japan and held the most power.
What led to the collapse of the Shogunate system in Japan?
Under the Tokugawa rule, the government was a feudal military dictatorship called bakufu, with the shogun at the top. The forced opening of Japan following US Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in 1853 undoubtedly contributed to the collapse of the Tokugawa rule.