In 1185, the Minamoto family
took control over Japan after defeating the Taira clan in the Gempei war.
Minamoto Yoritomo was appointed shogun in the year 1192 and established
a new government, the Kamakura Bakufu. The new feudal government simplified
the previously adopted Chinese system and worked much more efficiently
for the Japanese.
Sitting in the lotus
pose in an outside garden, the serene 120-ton bronze image of the great
Buddha seems to be meditating on all that was, is, or will be ..........
My wife Diana, Tatiana and
Juan Ramón, my kids, pose happily amazed.