The shoguns were military rulers and a number of them were men of great force and executive ability.
Thus, in the days of the shoguns' power, a Hatamoto who had divorced his wife reported the matter to the Shogun.
In Japan the emperors lived in retirement, and it was the dynasties of shoguns or generals that suffered change.
The younger brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo, who first established the government of the shoguns.
Near at hand are the temples and tombs of the six shoguns of the Tokugawa family, buried in Uyeno Park.
The shoguns fortified their castles and required the feudal lords to keep headquarters in Tokyo.
See note on the tombs of the shoguns, at the end of the story.
The change began in the appointment by Sujin of shoguns or generals over the military departments of the government.
After the battle of Fushimi, and the abolition of the Shogunate, he accompanied the last of the shoguns in his retirement.
Eventually all the military power fell into the hands of the shoguns, and the mikado was seen no more at the head of his army.
1610s, "hereditary commander of a Japanese army," from Japanese (sei-i-tai) shogun "(barbarian-subduing) chief" (late 12c.), sound-substitution for Chinese chiang chiin, literally "lead army."
Japanese military leaders who ruled the country from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. There was still an emperor in Japan under the shoguns, but he was reduced to a mere figurehead.