Why was Minamoto Yoritomo important?
By the end of the Heian period (794-1185) civil wars were befalling Japan. The power of the provincial warlords was growing, and the two most notable families, the Minimoto and the Taira, were vying for control.
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Minamoto Yoritomo was important because he was the leader of the Minamoto clan who defeated the Taira clan, oversaw the end of the Heian period, and...
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Learn what a samurai is. Explore the rise of the shogun, the history of the samurai, what training samurais underwent, and what the samurai code of Bushido is.