THE HEIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY PROJECT. For reference and memorization!
Minamoto Yoritomo becomes shōgun, marking the beginning of a warrior government in Japan. Life: 1147-1199.
Son of Minamoto Yoritomo and Hōjō Masako. He became second shōgun of Kamakura at seventeen, but he was soon ousted by his mother's family, the Hōjō. He was assassinated in 1204.
The third Kamakura shōgun. Second son of Minamoto Yoritomo and Hōjō Masako. His position of shōgun was largely superficial. He wrote many poems before he was assassinated in 1219. He was the last Minamoto shōgun.
The fourth Kamakura shōgun, largely a figurehead. The regent Hōjō Yoshitoki and Hōjō Masako were in control during his reign. Life: 1218-1256.
The fifth Kamakura shogun, son of Kujō Yoritsune. He was a figurehead for the Hōjō. He died at eighteen.
Another shogun controlled by the Hōjō regents before he retired and became a monk. Life: 1242-1274.
The seventh Kamakura shogun, son of Prince Munekata, and controlled by the Hōjō regents until he retired and became a monk. Life: 1264-1336.
The eighth Kamakura shogun and related to Go-Fukakusa Tennō and Fushimi Tennō. Life: 1276-1328.
The ninth and last Kamakura shogun. Son of Prince Hisaaki. Life: 1301-1333.
Retired sovereign Go-Toba faced off against the Hōjō regents after a succession dispute, with disastrous results. Hōjō Toshitoki defeats the retired sovereign and banishes him to Oki Island. The estates of Go-Toba's supporters are given to new owners, changing the political landscape.
Kamo no Chomei completes An Account of My Hut, which is part description of recent disaster and part philosophical treatise on solitude and austerity.
Shinran writes one of the Jōdō Shinshū (True Pure Land) sect's most important texts.
The official court history of the Kamakura shogunate
The Watari (Ise) Shinto text, the Shintō gobusho, is completed, articulating a new vision for Ise Shrines, cosmology, and deities.