Kamakura Period

The Kamakura period (鎌倉時代, Kamakura jidai?, 1185–1333) is a period of Japanese history that marks the governance by the Kamakura Shogunate, officially established in 1192 AD in Kamakura, by the first shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo. The period is known for the emergence of the samurai, the warrior caste, and for the establishment of feudalism in Japan.

The Kamakura period ended in 1333 AD, with the destruction of the shogunate and the short reestablishment of imperial rule, under Emperor Go-Daigo by Ashikaga Takauji, Nitta Yoshisada, and Kusunoki Masashige.

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1192 The emperor appoints Yoritomo as shogun (military leader) with a residence in Kamakura, establishing the bakufu system of government 1199 Minamoto. 1221 The Kamakura army defeats the imperial army in the Jōkyū Disturbance, thereby asserting the supremacy of the Kamakura shogunate (Hōjō regents) over the emperor 1227 The Sōt. 1293 On May 27, a major earthquake and tsunami hit Sagami Bay and Kamakura, killing 23,034 people ...
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