Kamakura Period Timeline

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  • 1180 CE - 1185 CE
    The Genpei War in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
  • 1183 CE - 1198 CE
    Emperor Go-Toba reigns in Japan.
  • 1183 CE - 1198 CE
    Reign of Japan's Emperor Go-Toba.
  • 1185 CE
    Battle of Dannoura where the Minamoto defeat the rival Taira. The young emperor Antoku drowns.
  • 1185 CE - 1333 CE
  • 1191 CE
    The Shinto Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine is moved from Yuinogo to Kamakura, Japan by Minamoto no Yoritomo.
  • 1192 CE - 1333 CE
    The Kamakura Shogunate rules Japan.
  • 1192 CE - 1199 CE
    Minamoto no Yoritomo is shogun in Japan.
  • 1195 CE
    The Todaiji temple at Nara, Japan, is restored by the Minamoto clan.
  • 1202 CE - 1203 CE
    Minamoto no Yorie is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 CE - 1219 CE
    Minamoto no Sanetomo is shogun of Japan.
  • 1203 CE - 1205 CE
    Hojo Tokimasa acts as regent to Japan's shogun, the first of 16 such regents
  • c. 1218 CE
    The Tale of the Heike (Heike monogatari) is first published in Japan.
  • 1219 CE
    Hojo Masako and Hojo Tokimasa take over as regents for the Japanese shogun, thus permanently transferring power from the Minamoto to Hojo clans.
  • 1221 CE
    The Jokyu Disturbance - Japan's emperor Go-Toba launches a failed coup against the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1225 CE
    The position of vice-regent to the shogun (rensho) is created in Japan.
  • 1232 CE
    A new law code, the Joei Code (Joei shikimoku), is established in Japan.
  • 1249 CE
    A High Court, the Hikitsukeshu, is formed in Japan.
  • 1249 CE - 1253 CE
    The Kenchoji Zen Buddhism monastery is built in Kamakura, Japan.
  • 1252 CE
    The Kotokuin Temple with its massive bronze statue of Buddha is built at Kamakura, Japan.
  • 1274 CE
    The first invasion of Japan by the Mongol ruler Kublai Khan fails.
  • 1281 CE
    The second invasion of Japan by the Mongol ruler/Yuan dynasty emperor Kublai Khan fails.
  • 1283 CE
    The Engakuji Zen Buddhist monastery is established at Kamakura, Japan by Hojo Tokimune.
  • 1318 CE - 1339 CE
    Go-Daigo reigns as emperor of Japan.
  • 1327 CE - 1333 CE
    Hojo Moritoki reigns as shogun in Japan, the last of the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • c. 1333 CE
    Nitta Yoshisada attacks and destroys Kamakura, capital of Japan's Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1333 CE - 1336 CE
    The Kemmu Restoration when the Japanese emperor Go-Daigo uses rebel warlords to oust the Kamakura Shogunate.
  • 1338 CE
    Ashikaga Takauji becomes the new shogun in Japan, it is the beginning of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate.

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1180 CE - 1185 CE: The Genpei War in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
 
 
1183 CE - 1198 CE: Emperor Go-Toba reigns in Japan.
 
 
1183 CE - 1198 CE: Reign of Japan's Emperor Go-Toba.
 
1185 CE: Battle of Dannoura where the Minamoto defeat the rival Taira. The young emperor Antoku drowns.
 
 
1185 CE - 1333 CE: The Kamakura period in Japan.
 
 
1191 CE: The Shinto Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine is moved from Yuinogo to Kamakura, Japan by Minamoto no Yoritomo.
 
 
1192 CE - 1333 CE: The Kamakura Shogunate rules Japan.
 
 
1192 CE - 1199 CE: Minamoto no Yoritomo is shogun in Japan.
 
 
1195 CE: The Todaiji temple at Nara, Japan, is restored by the Minamoto clan.
 
 
1202 CE - 1203 CE: Minamoto no Yorie is shogun of Japan.
 
 
1203 CE - 1219 CE: Minamoto no Sanetomo is shogun of Japan.
 
 
1203 CE - 1205 CE: Hojo Tokimasa acts as regent to Japan's shogun, the first of 16 such regents
 
1218 CE: The Tale of the Heike (Heike monogatari) is first published in Japan.
 
 
1219 CE: Hojo Masako and Hojo Tokimasa take over as regents for the Japanese shogun, thus permanently transferring power from the Minamoto to Hojo clans.
 
 
1221 CE: The Jokyu Disturbance - Japan's emperor Go-Toba launches a failed coup against the Kamakura Shogunate.
 
 
1225 CE: The position of vice-regent to the shogun (rensho) is created in Japan.
 
 
1232 CE: A new law code, the Joei Code (Joei shikimoku), is established in Japan.
 
 
1249 CE: A High Court, the Hikitsukeshu, is formed in Japan.
 
 
1249 CE - 1253 CE: The Kenchoji Zen Buddhism monastery is built in Kamakura, Japan.
 
 
1252 CE: The Kotokuin Temple with its massive bronze statue of Buddha is built at Kamakura, Japan.
 
 
1274 CE: The first invasion of Japan by the Mongol ruler Kublai Khan fails.
 
 
1281 CE: The second invasion of Japan by the Mongol ruler/Yuan dynasty emperor Kublai Khan fails.
 
 
1283 CE: The Engakuji Zen Buddhist monastery is established at Kamakura, Japan by Hojo Tokimune.
 
 
1318 CE - 1339 CE: Go-Daigo reigns as emperor of Japan.
 
 
1327 CE - 1333 CE: Hojo Moritoki reigns as shogun in Japan, the last of the Kamakura Shogunate.
 
 
1333 CE: Nitta Yoshisada attacks and destroys Kamakura, capital of Japan's Kamakura Shogunate.
 
 
1333 CE - 1336 CE: The Kemmu Restoration when the Japanese emperor Go-Daigo uses rebel warlords to oust the Kamakura Shogunate.
 
 
1338 CE: Ashikaga Takauji becomes the new shogun in Japan, it is the beginning of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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