Genpei War
Yoshinaka driven out of Kyoto
©Angus McBride
1184 Feb 19

Yoshinaka driven out of Kyoto

Uji River, Kyoto, Japan

Minamoto no Yoshitsune arrived soon afterwards with his brother Noriyori and a considerable force, driving Yoshinaka from the city. This was an ironic reversal of the first Battle of the Uji, only four years earlier. Yoshinaka's wife, the famous female samurai Tomoe Gozen, is said to have escaped after taking a head as a trophy.