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Kamakura Period During this period, the Feudal system was established by Minamoto Yoritomo. Yoritomo's military government was called the Kamakura Shogunate which is what this period was named after. After he defeated his family rival, the Taira family, Yoritomo built his own military administration (Bakufu) to fight beside the imperial court. He officially became shogun in 1192 when his authority was given imperial approval. The Hojo family became regents for the Shogunate and wielded power in the
Ashikaga Period The Ashikaga Shogunate is also known as the Muromachi Shogunate because the shoguns palace was in the Muromachi district of Kyoto. There was a great development of culture and the arts in the first hundred years of the period. Zen Buddhism became very popular in this period. The powerful Daimyo overthrew different regions with little interference from the shogun. The Daimyo started to fight among themselves to find the most powerful, but this started a century long civil war called
Tokugawa Period After the Sengoku, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu worked to get the Daimyo under control and uniting its people as well. Tokugawa Ieyasu established his capital in Edo which is now known as Tokyo. After a century of war, Ieyasu maintained peace in japan Which provided much needed rest. This period Imposed a four tier class structure Samurai, Farmers Artisans and Merchants. Portuguese traders converted some of the Japanese people to Christianity. These people w
Heian Period During this period, a new capital was established in (Heian-kyo) Kyoto. Peace reined for 400 years until the Fujiwara Family dominated the royal family by ensuring their daughters married the Heirs and ruled their children. Japanese culture thrived from literature to paintings. The Fujiwara clan was finally challenged by the Minamoto and Taira clans. This period ended with the Genpei War. It was won by the Minamoto clan. Yoritomo (leader of Minamoto) established the Kamakura Shogunate.
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