Minamoto Yorimoto, allegedly the man in this gorgeous silk painting, established the first shogunate in Japan in Shogunates, or military governments, led Japan until the 19th century. Silk painting by unknown artist, possibly Fujiwara Takanobu, courtesy Jingo-ji temple and Wikimedia.
The title was first used during the Heian period , when it was occasionally bestowed on a general after a successful campaign. In Minamoto Yoritomo gained military control of Japan; seven years later he assumed the title of shogun and formed the first bakufu , or shogunate see Kamakura period. Ashikaga Takauji received the title of shogun in and established the Ashikaga shogunate see Muromachi period , but his successors enjoyed even less control over Japan than had the Kamakura shoguns, and the country gradually fell into civil war. Since the title of shogun ultimately came from the emperor , he became a rallying point for those who brought down the shogunate in the Meiji Restoration. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.
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