Genpei War

Battle of Ichi-no-Tani
Yoshitsune and Benkei ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1184 Mar 20

Battle of Ichi-no-Tani

Kobe, Japan
Only about 3000 Taira escaped to Yashima, while Tadanori was killed and Shigehira captured. Ichi-no-Tani is one of the most famous battles of the Genpei War, in large part due to the individual combats that occurred here. Benkei, probably the most famous of all warrior monks, fought alongside the Minamoto Yoshitsune here, and many of the Taira's most important and powerful warriors were present as well.

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