The Amazing Ascent of the Japanese Shoguns from 1192 to 1867

June 18, 2020 - General
The 9th Tokugawa Japanese shogun visiting a newly built home in Edo.         Source: Kobayashi Toshimitsu / Public domain

The shoguns were the military rulers of Japan during the country’s feudal period. Although Japan had emperors, they were mere figureheads for centuries. Actual power was held by the shogun, who ruled in the name of the emperor. 

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