Legend has it that two
warriors once met at a crossroads. One had a Champion horse to sell, the
other needed such a horse. They talked, it seemed endlessly... they
disagreed and went their separate ways, discontented, accomplishing nothing.
I often come upon the same crossroads. With
Robert S. Fox you can be sure my wits are always extremely sharp. I know
that anyway you slice it, it's better to do business that works for both than to
do no business at all.
Minamoto Yoritomo was the
first Shogun. The climax of Yoritomo's rise to power came in 1192, when he
was named Shogun by the emperor Go-Toba. Yoritomo's died in 1199. One of the
best demonstrations of how the Shogun and his organization could lead the
nation occurred in 1274, when the Mongols tried to conquer Japan. The
Mongols were forced back by the samurais, and their attempt to conquer Japan