The remains of the Tokiwa Residence of the Hōjō Family in Kamakura, Japan

Hōjō Tokimasa, the first known member of the Hōjō family, was charged by the Japanese ruler with the co-wardenship of exiled Minamoto Yoritomo in 1160. Twenty years later, when Minamoto rallied the armed men of the Kantō region against Taira rule, Tokimasa fought with him…. [click to read more]

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