Post Tagged with: "Minamoto no Yoritomo"

by / on October 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1127, Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan.

Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) (October 18, 1127 – April 26, 1192) was the 77th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1155 through 1158. This 12th-century sovereign was named after the 11th century Emperor Shirakawa, and go- (後), translates literally as “later”; and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Shirakawa”. […]

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1192-Minamoto Yoritomo Becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De Facto Ruler of Japan.

Minamoto no Yoritomo (源 頼朝, May 9, 1147 – February 9, 1199) was the founder and the first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate of Japan. He ruled from 1192 until 1199. Early life and exile (1147–1180): Yoritomo was the third son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, heir of the Minamoto (Seiwa Genji) clan, and his official wife, a daughter of Fujiwara […]

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by / on May 9, 2012 at 9:19 PM / in Aoi Matsuri, Matsuri-Festival

Yabusame shinji, Prelude to the Aoi Matsuri!

Yabusame shinji (流鏑馬神事) is a type of mounted archery in which the rider shoots at a target from a galloping horse. Arrows with a turnip-shaped head are used. There is a theory that the etymology of the word Yabusame is a contraction of yabaseume and it is thought to mean to shoot arrows on horsback. Three targets are placed along […]

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by / on April 26, 2012 at 3:46 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1192 -Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan.

Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇 Go-Shirakawa-tennō) (October 18, 1127 – April 26, 1192) was the 77th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1155 through 1158. This 12th century sovereign was named after the 11th century Emperor Shirakawa and go- (後), translates literally as “later;” and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later […]

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