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Yoritomo Minamoto

Yoritomo Minamoto

In 1185 A.D., a powerful aristocrat by the name of Yoritomo Minamoto defeated all other opponents, and became the defacto ruler of Japan. The emperor remained in Kyoto where he carried out religious and cultural rituals. The emperor named Yoritomo the shogun, which means €˜general’ in Japanese. As the shogun, Yorimoto had all the political and military power in Japan.

Yoritomo Minamoto