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  1. Hojo Tokiyori

    Hojo Tokiyori

    Hōjō Tokiyori (1227-1263) served as the Kamakura shogunate's fifth regent. He consolidated his clan's power by eliminating political rivals, such as the Miura clan. He was central in the development of Zen in Kamakura. His sculpture is exhibited in the Kamakura Museum.
  2. Hōjō Tokimune

    Hōjō Tokimune

    Hōjō Tokimune (北条 時宗, June 5, 1251 – April 20, 1284) of the Hōjō clan was the eighth shikken (officially regent (of shogun), but de facto ruler of Japan) of the Kamakura shogunate (reigned 1268–84), known for leading the Japanese forces against the invasion of the Mongols and for spreading Zen...
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