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Azuma Kagami
also called "mirror of the east"

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  1. is a Japanese medieval text that chronicles events of the Kamakura Shogunate, from Minamoto no Yoritomo's rebellion agaist the Heike in Izokuni in 1180 to Munetaka Shinno (the 6th shogun) and his return to Kyoto in 1266

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  2. Chinese scholar Weng Guangping (1760 - 1847) read a copy of the book in China, and found it valuable but marred by errors

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  3. The work is also called Hōjōbon after the late Hōjō clan of Odawara, in whose possession it used to be before it was given as a present to Tokugawa Ieyasu

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  4. originally consisted of 52 chapters, but the 45th has been lost

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  5. In spite of its many flaws, the work is the most important existing document concerning the Kamakura period

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