Honda Shogunate

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Honda shogunate
Honda Bakufu


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Capital Okami
Languages Sanese
Religion Buddhism, Animism
Government Feudal Stratocracy
 -  1601–1610 Komei
 -  1867–1871 Saito
 -  1600–1610 Honda Shigetada
 -  1870–1871 Honda Yoshinobu
 -  1600–1614 Hotta Musashige
 -  1868 Tachibana Taneyuki
Historical era Honda Period
 -  Battle of Yamanote 21 October 1601
 -  Sakoku Edict 1638
 -  Treaty of Peace 31 March 1854
 -  Saito Restoration 3 January 1871
Currency Ryō
Today part of  Okaiken

The Honda period (本多時代 Honda jidai?) is the period between 1601 and 1871 in the history of Okaiken, when Sanese society was under the rule of the Honda shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo. The period was characterized by economic growth, strict social order, isolationist foreign policies, a stable population, popular enjoyment of arts and culture, recycling of materials, and sustainable forest management. It was a sustainable and self-sufficient society which was based on the principles of complete utilization of finite resources.[1] The shogunate was officially established in Okami on March 1, 1601, by Honda Shigetada. The period came to an end with the Saito Restoration on May 3, 1871.

Society in the Honda period, unlike the shogunates before it, was supposedly based on the strict class hierarchy originally established by Minato Takashi. The daimyo, or lords, were at the top, followed by the warrior-caste of samurai, with the farmers, artisans, and traders ranking below. In some parts of the country, particularly smaller regions, daimyo and samurai were more or less identical, since daimyo might be trained as samurai, and samurai might act as local lords. Otherwise, the largely inflexible nature of this social stratification system unleashed disruptive forces over time. Taxes on the peasantry were set at fixed amounts which did not account for inflation or other changes in monetary value. As a result, the tax revenues collected by the samurai landowners were worth less and less over time. This often led to numerous confrontations between noble but impoverished samurai and well-to-do peasants, ranging from simple local disturbances to much bigger rebellions. None, however, proved compelling enough to seriously challenged the established order until the arrival of foreign powers.

Toward the end of the 19th century, an alliance of several of the more powerful daimyo, along with the titular Emperor (himself a member of the Honda clan), finally succeeded in the overthrow of the shogunate after the Boshin War, culminating in the Saito Restoration. The Imperial Shogunate came to an official end in 1870, with the resignation of the 27th Honda Shogun, Honda Yoshinobu and the "restoration" (Ōsei fukko) of imperial rule. Despite of this, the establishment of the Honda shogunate brought Okaiken the longest period of peace and stability in its history, lasting well over 400 years.



Institutions of the shogunate[edit]

List of Honda Shoguns[edit]

No. Portrait Name
Shogun From Shogun Until
1 Honda Shigetada.jpg Honda Shigetada
1601 1610
2 Honda Shigetomo.png Honda Shigetomo
1610 1625
3 Iemitu.jpg Honda Shigetoki
1625 1633
4 Tokugawa Ietsuna.jpg Honda Shigemasa
1633 1667
5 Tsunyaoshi.jpg Honda Shigemori
1667 1692
6 Tokugawa Ienobu.jpg Honda Shigetsugu
1692 1720
7 Tokugawa ietsugu.jpg Honda Shigenari
1720 1767
8 Tokugawa Yoshimune.jpg Honda Shigetaka
1767 1782
9 Tokugawa Ieshige.jpg Honda Ieshige
1782 1783
10 Tokugawa Ieharu.jpg Honda Shigeharu
1783 1786
11 Tokugawa Ienari.jpg Honda Yasushige
1786 1830
12 Tokugawa Ieyoshi.JPG Honda Yasunori
1830 1853
13 Tokugawa Iesada.jpg Honda Shigematsu
1853 1858
14 Toku14-2.jpg Honda Yoshinobu
1858 1871