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Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, seized considerable power from the aristocracy in Kyoto.
In the 1100s, the wars between the Minamoto and Taira families came to a conclusion with the defeat of the Taira clan in the Genpei War (1185).
Minamoto no Yoritomo seized power from the emperor and established a feudal system of government based in Kamakura in which the military, the samurai, assumed political power while the Emperors of Japan and the aristocracy in Kyoto remained the figurehead de jure rulers.
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 Minamoto no Yoritomo
Minamoto no Yoritomo 源頼朝 (1147-1199) was the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate.
Son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Yoritomo was banished by Taira no Kiyomori to Hirogakojima[?] of Izu[?] province (present day Shizuoka[?] prefecture) after the Heiji Rebellion in 1159.
Yoritomo was granted the title of shogun in 1192, which was eventually passed to his oldest son Yoriie in 1202.
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 Minamoto no Yoshitomo
Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123-1160) was the head of the Minamoto clan and a general of the late Heian period of Japanese history.
His son Minamoto no Yoritomo became shogun and founded the Kamakura Shogunate, the first shogunate in the history of Japan.
Yoshitomo sided along with Taira no Kiyomori in support of the Emperor Go-Shirakawa and Fujiwara no Tadamichi[?], while his father Minamoto no Tameyoshi[?], then head of the Minamoto clan, sided with the retired Emperor Sutoku and Fujiwara no Yorinaga[?].
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 Minamoto no Yoritomo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minamoto no Yoritomo was the third oldest son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, the heir of the Minamoto (Seiwa Genji) clan, and his official wife, Fujiwara no Saneori, who was a member of the illustrious Fujiwara clan.
Yoritomo was born in Heian (known presently as Kyoto), then the capital of Japan.
As for Yoritomo, the new head of the Minamoto, he was exiled to Hirugashima, an island in Izu province (on the Kanto Plain), which at that time was under the rule of the Hōjō clan.
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 Minamoto no Yoritomo
Minamoto no Yoritomo was the first Seii Taishôgun and while his personal dynasty would not last long the system of government and the way of life he founded would endure until the Meiji Restoration of 1868.
Yoritomo was born a scion of one of the ancient houses.
Minamoto no Yoritomo was born in 1147, the third son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo and Fujiwara no Saneori, in the capital of
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 Wikinfo | Shogun
Minamoto no Yoshinaka was named Seii Taishogun during the Genpei War only to be killed shortly thereafter by his distant cousin Minamoto no Yoshitsune, brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo.
In 1192 Yoritomo was awarded the title of Seii Taishogun by the emperor and the political system he developed with a succession of shogun at the head became known as a bakufu (tent government) or Shogunate.
From this point in history, all shogun that headed shogunates were by tradition descendants of the Minamoto princes, the sons of emperor Seiwa, and the title passed generation to generation to the eldest sons.
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 The Age of the Samurai - Minamoto no Yoritomo, Shogun 1192-1199
Minamoto Yoritomo was born in 1147 and was almost immediately thrust into the rivalry between his family, the Minamoto, and the Taira after being exiled as a youth because of his role in a failed rebellion - called the Hoagie War - against their bitter opponents in 1160.
With the annihilation of the Taira clan Yoritomo established the Kamakura bakufu or 'tent government' and became shogun in 1192.
Minamoto Yoritomo was not shogun for very long and died in 1199 after a riding accident.
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 Minamoto Yoritomo Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
During the late 11th and the early 12th centuries, chieftains of the Minamoto and Taira increasingly came to participate in the politics of the court, and as the result of two armed conflicts in Kyoto, in 1156 and 1159, the Taira succeeded in supplanting the Fujiwara as the most powerful ministerial family in the land.
Yoritomo was only 12 years old at the time of the 1159 conflict, in which the Taira decisively defeated the Minamoto, who were commanded by his father, Yoshitomo.
Yoritomo's authority, which was restricted chiefly to the provinces of eastern Japan during the war with the Taira, was made national in scope in 1185, when he received permission from the throne to appoint his vassals as stewards to various private estates throughout the country and as constables or protectors in each province.
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 Notes for Tale of Heike, Chapter 9
Minamoto no Yoritomo, who is still based in the east but is the rightful heir to the Minamoto clan.
Kanehira, Imai no Shirô Kanehira, a "foster brother" in the sense that he is the son of Yoshinaka's wet-nurse; a wet-nurse had a very close and important connection to the children she cared for.
Taira no Atsumori (1169–1184), the youngest son of Tsunemori (a brother to Kiyomori), and known as a flautist.
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At the end of that year, the Minamoto lost the Hoagie War to the Taira forces, and young Yoritomo was sent to exile in Izu in the Kanto.
Yoritomo, like a number of other Minamoto, used this edict to legitimize his call-to-arms against those associated with Taira no Kiyomori, or those who opposed Yoritomo.
It was only in 1183 that Yoritomo sent his brother Yoshitsune and Minamoto Yoshinaka to destroy the Taira in the Western Provinces (saigoku)--and even that was the result of Taira assaults on him, not a pre planned strategy.
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 Minamoto Yoritomo
Born into the Minamoto family, a powerful military clan of imperial descent, Yoritomo was exiled as a youth after an abortive rebellion in 1160 against the rival Taira family in which his father died.
Yoritomo now set up an independent government at Kamakura to control his samurai followers, which was duly recognized by the imperial court.
In 1185 Minamoto forces under Yoshitsune smashed the Taira in the naval battle of Dannoura.
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 Shogun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The most famous of these shoguns was Sakanoue no Tamuramaro who conquered the Ainu in the name of the emperor Kammu.
The Minamoto and Taira warrior families fought for power.
Then, after the defeat of the Taira clan in the Genpei War in 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo seized power from the emperor and became the dictator and de facto ruler of Japan.
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 Minamoto no Yoshitsune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経) (1159 – June 15, 1189) was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period.
Fleeing to the temporary protection of Fujiwara no Hidehira in Mutsu again, Yoshitsune was betrayed and forced to commit Seppuku along with his wife and daughter, by Hidehira's son Fujiwara no Yasuhira.
There are also theories that Minamoto did not commit Seppuku and instead fled to mainland asia and assumed the identity of Genghis Kahn Shirahata Jinja is the shinto shrine where Yoshitsune is enshrined in Fujisawa.
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 Manual of Nichiren Buddhism
Yoritomo was the first Samurai to become a Shôgun in the history of Japan.
After the last Minamoto Shôgun Sanetomo was assassinated in 1219, the Imperial family attempted to overthrow the Kamakura Government headed by Hôjô Yoshitoki, who had served Shôgun Sanetomo as Regent.
Therefore, Taisekiji had no objection to keeping the document although the place of the Kaidan was assigned to Nishiyama Hommonji, and not to Taisekiji.
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 Japanese History
Theoretically speaking, the post was under the emperor, but a shogun could move armies without emperor’s permission, so he was de facto the strongest person in Japan.
Minamoto establishes a military government (the Bakufu or Shogunate) at Kamakura that is independent from the emperor and his bureaucracy in Kyoto.
Hojo Masako, regent, widow of Yoritomo, and mother of Sanetomo, is supported by a shogunate army led by Hojo Yasutoki.
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 Minamoto no Yoshinaka - General and Last Shogun of the Late Heian Period
Minamoto no Yoshinaka (1154-1184) was a general and last shogun of the late Heian Period of Japanese history.
Next in 1181, he sought to regain his father's domain in Musashi which was already under the control of his cousin Minamoto no Yoritomo.
The Edo period poet Matsuo Basho, persuant to his last wishes, was buried next to Minamoto no Yoshinaka in Gichu Temple.
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Minamoto no Yoritomo giving two cranes their freedom
Minamoto no Yoritomo depicted here as Seitai Shogun in a splendid robe decorated with 'kiri' patterns, together with an escort, is giving two cranes their freedom.
Legend has it that even centuries after Yoritomo's death cranes were still being seen carrying these notes.
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 Kamakura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Its founder and first shogun was Minamoto no Yoritomo.
Tsurugaoka Hachiman shrine originally functioned as a temple-shrine complex of the Kamakura Bakufu.
It was first constructed in this location in 1180 by Minamoto no Yoritomo who enshrined the god Hachiman there.
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 Minamoto no Yoshinaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, his army ransacked Kyoto and the emperor ordered him to attack the Taira in order to get the army out of the capital.
Its name, Gichū-ji, has the same two kanji as his given name.
This page was last modified 17:25, 30 September 2006.
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 The Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo, Framed Art Print by Fujiwara Takanobu Print Size: 20 x 16 in. Frame Size: 28.25 x ...
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 more kamakura
Minamoto no Yoshitsune—Yoritomo’s half brother and a great general
Samurai code of honor that evolved among warrior families.
Bushidô did not become a codified system of ethics and behavior until the 17th century—a period of no warfare.
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 Seraph Sephiroth - the One Winged Angel: 将軍 - Shogun
However, later Prince Moriyoshi was put under house arrest and in
In Japanese history, besides Minamoto no Yoritomo whose Kamakura shogunate lasted for approximately 150 years, from
, each being descendants of the Minamoto princes, were awarded the title of Seii Taishogun and established bakufu in their own right.
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 Shop A&E and The History Channel : Anachronism: Warrior Pack: Minamoto no Yoshitsune - 5th Release
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Minamoto no Yoshitsune was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period.
Yoshitsune shortly thereafter joined Yoritomo along with Minamoto no Noriyori, all brothers who had never before met, in the last of three conflicts between the rival Minamoto and Taira samurai clans in the Gempei War.
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Genpei War An English-language site of the Takamatsu Historical Museum, devoted to the war.
Includes information on Minamoto no Yoritomo (Yoshitsune's elder brother), who may be called the first Shogun or military ruler of Japan); on Minamoto no Yoshitsune and the battles he fought in his brother's name against the Taira or Heike clan.
Note: the Japanese are fond of using both Japanese and Chinese pronunciations for the characters representing a Japanese name; thus the Minamoto clan can also be referred to as a Genji clan, and the Taira as Heike.
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