Just like that, in the end, Emperor Kammu disbanded the imperial army, since then the Emperor’s power gradually declined. While the emperor was still ruling, the clans of Kyoto (京都, Kinh Do) held a number of important positions such as ministers, while their relatives used money to buy court officials. . In order to scavenge for wealth and pay off their debts, these judges routinely levied heavy taxes, costing many farmers their land. In the face of the growing threat of robbery, clans began recruiting exiles from the Kanto plains, training them thoroughly in martial arts and training them to become a very good guard. .
Some people are responsible for escorting tax collectors, and their presence alone is enough to keep this tax collector safe from thieves and robbers. They were called “samurai”, or armed guards, but this slave force quickly became an exclusive armed force. Through protection contracts and political marriages, they gradually gained power in the political world, eventually surpassing the traditional aristocracy.