- a member of a powerful family in Japan that ruled as regents in the name of the shoguns during the period 1203–1333.
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Examples from the Web for hojo
The same was the case with the mikados, who were also creatures of the Hojo clan.
The able men of the Hojo family were followed by weak and vicious ones.
Of all the Hojo Regents he was the wisest and justest, and was known far and wide among the people for his deeds of mercy.Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories
Yei Theodora Ozaki
In a previous tale it has been said that the father of Masago, the beautiful wife of the exiled prince, was named Hojo Tokimasa.
They stayed much longer than he intended, for the Hojo, who were then in power, cut off their heads.