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The daimyo (大名, daimyō) (audio speaker icondaimyō ) were powerful feudal rulers from the 10th century to the early 19th century in Japan. Each daimyo had control over a part of the country. The Shogun had power over the daimyo.

Shugo daimyo[change | change source]

The first daimyo were called the shugo daimyo (守護大名, shugo daimyō).

Sengoku daimyo[change | change source]

sengoku daimyo (戦国大名, sengoku daimyō)

Edo daimyo[change | change source]

The Edo period began in 1600 after the Battle of Sekigahara. The Shogun changed the power and position of the daimyo.

Sankin Kotai[change | change source]

Sankin kotai was a system to control daimyo. The shogun made the daimyo come to Edo every other year.