Daimyo Armour

A Daimyo was a term used to describe the Lord of the clan, translating as 'Big name' and they were the masters of their realm. Alliances were made and broken regulary according to the lords needs to survive and much time was spent expanding thier lands through war.

Subordinate only to the Shogun daimyo were the most powerful feudal rulers from the 10th century to the middle 19th century in Japan.

Daimyo often hired samurai to guard their land and they paid the samurai in land or food. Relatively few daimyo could afford to pay samurai in money. The daimyo era came to an end soon after the Meiji restoration when Japan adopted the prefecture system in 1871.

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