SAKANOUYE NO TAMURAMARO: SEI-I TAI-SHOGUN OF EARLY JAPAN
Black people of early Japan, the most picturesque single figure was Sakanouye no Tamuramaro, a warrior symbolized in Japanese history as a "paragon of military virtues," and a man who has captured the attention of some of the most distinguished scholars of twentieth century America.
A shogun in Japan was a Black man. Yes, that is very true fact. The Black Warrior is not make believe it is a fact of history. Sankanouye No Tamuramaro was also the first Shogun in Japan.
"He was an African warrior. He was prominent during the rule of the Japanese Emperor Kwammu, who reigned from 782- 806 A.D."
Deep it is even believed that the word Samurai came from his name.
The samurai have been called the knights or warrior class of Medieval Japan and the history of the samurai is very much the history of Japan itself.
For hundreds of years, to the restoration of the Meiji emperor in 1868, the samurai were the flower of Japan and are still idolized by many Japanese. The samurai received a pension from their feudal lord, and had the privilege of wearing two swords. They intermarried in their own caste and the privilege of samurai was transmitted to all the children, although the heir alone received a pension.
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