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Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun (1192–1199) o the Kamakura shogunate

A shogun (将軍, shōgun, [ɕoːɡu͍ɴ] ( listen)) wis the militar dictator o Japan during the period frae 1185 tae 1868 (wi exceptions). In maist o this period, the shoguns war the de facto rulers o the kintra, awtho nominally thay war appyntit bi the Emperor as a ceremonial formality.[1] The Shogun held awmaist absolute pouer ower territories throu militar means. Nivertheless, an unuisual situation occurred in the Kamakura period (1199–1333) upon the daith o the first shogun, whaurbi the Hōjō clan's hereditary teetles o shikken (1199-1256) an tokusō (1256–1333) monopolised the shogunate as dictatorial poseetions, collectively kent as the Regent Rule (執権政治).[2] The shogun during this 134-year period met the same fate as the Emperor an wis reduced tae a figurheid till a coup in 1333, when the Shogun wis restored tae pouer in the name o the Emperor.[2]

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  1. "Shogun". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  2. a b 「執権 (一)」(『国史大辞典 6』(吉川弘文館1985年ISBN 978-4-642-00506-7