A shogun was the military dictator of Japan during the period from to (with . The Modern Reader's Japanese -English Character Dictionary, ISBN. This Pin was discovered by Tabitha. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. The Hōjō clan (北条氏, hōjō shi) in the history of Japan was a family who controlled the Hōjō Tokimasa helped Minamoto no Yoritomo, a son-in-law, defeat the forces of the Taira to become Japan's first Shogun. The shape of the Triforce symbol from the Legend of Zelda game series created by Japanese game designers.