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Sohei

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Sohei were sometimes also called Yamahoshii (warriors from the mountain). The Sohei: literally “warrior-monks,” were armed forces that defended the interests of powerful Buddhist temples most actively during the Heian and early Kamakura periods (794 AD to 1185AD). The Sohei persisted for a considerable time, but their political power began to dwindle after the establishment of the shogunate at the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185 AD to 1333 AD). By the 14th century they effectively lost most of their ability to influence the Imperial court and the bakufu.  Occasionally, the monks and armies acting on the behalf of monks and priests of noble lineage were referred to as “yamabushi” when they originated from the temples under the control of the Enryakuji at mount Hiei located to the Northeast of the city of Kyoto.

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