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27 07, 2017

Shoguns and Mongols – Kamakura Japan

By |2018-05-06T17:41:50-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|0 Comments

First shogun of Japan: Minamoto Yoritomo (maybe), by Fujiwara Takanobu Who was the first shogun of Japan? The first shogun, Minamoto Yoritomo, established the system: all officials were pretty much military officials. Japan broke up into a lot of small kingdoms, which were always fighting each other. There were a lot of wars, mostly [...]

27 07, 2017

Heian period – Early Medieval Japan

By |2019-08-07T10:07:32-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|2 Comments

Heian Japan: Godai Kokuzo Bodhisattva (Jingo-ji Temple, Kyoto), ca. 800-900 AD Women shut out of power After Empress Koken died in 770 AD, there was a major change in how Japan's government worked. The powerful families got more power in Heian Japan, the same way they did in China about this time. Women were shut out of [...]