The purpose of this academic discussion is to explore what happened
within the Momoyama period and what affects it had throughout the Momoyama
period. Another area of exploration will be two of the three general heroes,
Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. To support this discussion areas such as,
the unification of Japan, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi will be discussed
and explored at length. During their time of power, the two heroes were
extremely prominent within Japanese history. The actions in which they carried
out and performed, effected history and society both during their reign and for
generations afterwards. The cultural and social norms of Japanese history will
also be discussed and explored. This will contribute to exploring the significant
impacts both Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi had within Japanese history.

The history of Japan is a very rich and vast topic. It is a history and
culture that has been fundamental throughout history. A lot of culture and
social status has derived from japan, resulting in Japanese influences being
seen in different countries around the world. With a rise in population in
Japan, more trends and movements have become apparent throughout the years. The
use of technology and trading has expanded Japanese culture, allowing new
technology to grow. Trading opened up new ways for japan, introducing new
techniques, professions and influences to their culture and society. Throughout
Japanese history societies and cultural norms have developed and grown with
changing times.

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Chapter one of this discussion will be an in-depth exploration into the
historical background of the Momoyama period. This will support and state the underpinnings
and influences that shaped the Momoyama period as a whole. Through the
historical underpinnings, exploration into prominent moments will be carried
out in order to support the discussion. The aim of chapter one is to depict and
portray the rich and voluminous history of Japan. Throughout this discussion
other prominent factors of Japanese culture will be discussed.

Chapter two will be focused solely on analysing the prominent influences
that the two generals had upon Japan and society at their ruling times, as well
as stating the after effects that their rulings had upon Japanese society. To
do this, theoretical points will be discussed, using quotes to support and
explain in further detail the points stated. Using these quotes will expand
theoretical points made, creating and supporting individual elements. The aim
of chapter two is to depict the effects and crucial impacts that both general’s
had within Japanese history. It will explore the effects, in a way of
chronological discussion. For example if each general had not of done one
thing, it would not have led on to another subject forming.

 Chapter one – The Historical underpinnings of the Momoyama period of

To begin chapter one
the main topic for discussion will be solely focused on the two general heroes.
This will be to state the prominent and influential decisions they made in the
Momoyama period.  The two general heroes
that will be discussed are, Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The
significant factors and results of their decisions will also be analysed and
explored. The aspects in which will be discussed are the affects that the two
general heroes had upon society during their time in power. To support points
made the main focus will be on their main and most effective acts. This will
state the effects they had on later periods. The discussion will include quotes
to support and explain points to portray an understanding of the rich and vast
historical elements. The historical background will discussed in order to
explore the prominence of the climate and society during their ruling periods.
The background elements of the Momoyama period will also be stated, to depict
the state of Japan and its ways during the time. The after effects of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s
rulings and acts created will be discussed in further and greater detail within
chapter two.