Minamoto Yoritomo


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Minamoto Yoritomo

(ˈmɪnəˌməʊtəʊ ˌjɒrɪˈtəʊməʊ)
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(Biography) 1147–99, Japanese nobleman; the first shogun (1192–99) of the feudal era
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Even under the actual Japanese shogunate, it is noteworthy that although Minamoto Yoritomo (1147-1199) is considered to have been the "first shogun," he was appointed shogun by the Japanese emperor in 1192 but only continued to hold the title until 1195, and did not bequeath it to his heir.
Like the mature Japanese shogunate after Minamoto Yoritomo, moreover, the concerns of Chinese warlords like Gao Huan were really overwhelmingly domestic rather than foreign.
8 we read of General Minamoto Yoritomo, who refused to carry out an illegal order to arrest a man.
The book illustrates the medieval mindset of conquest attributed to Minamoto Yoritomo and reveals the world of the samurai ethic of Japan.