Genpei War

Yoshinaka's death
Yoshinaka last stand
1184 Feb 21

Yoshinaka's death

Otsu, Japan

Minamoto no Yoshinaka made his final stand at Awazu, after fleeing from his cousins' armies. With night coming and with many enemy soldiers chasing him, he attempted to find an isolated spot to kill himself. However, the story says that his horse became trapped in a field of partly frozen mud and his enemies were able to approach him and kill him.