The Japanese Order Of Class (From the top class to the bottom) - The emperor and the imperial court: They were worshiped by everyone. But if you did not agree with the laws, rights or what the emperor was saying, you would most likely be persecuted or very harshly punished. -Shogun: The most powerful war lord. -Daimyo: Controlled the land. -Samurai: Collected the taxes. -Farmers -Fishermen -Craftsman -Artsman -Merchants: Did the things no one else would. -Eta: The very lowest.