Once upon a time, there was a small territory, the province of Izu.

A family elder in the country became the guardian of a young man who had fled from besetment in the capital.

His young daughter met a handsome young man and fell in love at first sight. This strange meeting of fates was to usher in a turbulant era that would make her the Empress of the land. Hi, I am Hojo Masako.
I am now the Kamakura Shogun, ruling the eastern provinces.
Let me tell you
how I came to this.
In this Hojo Mandala you will discover the many mysterious coincidencesthat led my family to defeat the Imperial Court and rule Japan.