Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kamakura Shogunate

The Kamakura period marked the transition to the Japanese medieval era - 700 year period in which the emperor, the court, and the traditional central government were left intact but largely relegated to ceremonial functions. Civil, military, and judicial matters were controlled by the samurai class, the most powerful of whom was the shōgun.
I f*ckin love samurais.