Then for a long period the Ashikagas held the reins of power, and a tyranny like that of the Hojo existed in the land.
The able men of the Hojo family were followed by weak and vicious ones.
They stayed much longer than he intended, for the Hojo, who were then in power, cut off their heads.
Of all the Hojo Regents he was the wisest and justest, and was known far and wide among the people for his deeds of mercy.
In a previous tale it has been said that the father of Masago, the beautiful wife of the exiled prince, was named Hojo Tokimasa.
Nitta's army pressed resistlessly forward, and the Hojo found themselves defeated and their army destroyed.
The same was the case with the mikados, who were also creatures of the Hojo clan.
Great praise was given to the Hojo then in control at Kamakura for his energy and valor in repelling the invaders.
Two families, the Hojo and the Ashikaga, successively held the shogunate down to the year 1573.