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  Kusanagi. Who is Kusanagi? What is Kusanagi? Where is Kusanagi? Definition of Kusanagi. Meaning of Kusanagi.
He instructed the preparation of 8 vats of rice-beer to be put on individual platforms positioned behind a fence with 8 gates.
Eventually, the sword came into the possession of the emperor until the Battle of Dannoura, a naval battle that ended in the defeat of the forces of the child Emperor, Antoku at the hands of Minomoto Yoshitsune.
Upon hearing of the defeat, the emperor's grandmother led the Emporer and his entourage to commit suicide in the waters of the strait along with three important artifacts which included Kusanagi.
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 The Japan Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was at the Battle of Dannoura in 1185 where the Taira Clan were utterly defeated by the Minamoto Clan, ending the long, bitter Gempei War and ushering in almost seven centuries of warrior government.
Dannoura is on the Inland Sea coast just a few kilometers from Shimonoseki Station, and a memorial marks the spot where the famous sea battle took place.
The Battle of Dannoura might be the most famous historical event associated with Shimonoseki, but the former castle town of Chofu, with its old samurai quarter, is the place that best preserves the character of the past.
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 Japan, 1000-1400 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Battle of the Hogen Era is fought in the capital between rival court factions, allied with various members of the Minamoto (also known as Genji) and Taira (also called Heike) warrior clans.
This battle was the first of a series of armed struggles that results in the collapse of Fujiwara control over the court and the transfer of power to
Through vivid descriptions of battles and military exploits, the saga of the Taira clan is told from the time of the Battle of the Heiji Era to the end of the Gempei War (1160–85).
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 Naval Battle of Dannoura
The battle was fought by bows and arrows from ship to ship and in hand-to-hand combat after boarding the enemy ships.
When the battle was lost for the Taira, many Taira noblemen committed suicide by jumping into the sea and drowning themselves.
Besides, the noble Yoshitsune was opposed to his brother's reckless persecution of members of the Taira family after the victory of Dannoura.
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 School Arts: Japanese Battle Screen.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This folding screen is one of a pair (Battles of Yashima and Dannoura are not shown) that depicts three battles that took place during the Gempei Wars (1180-1185), the final conflict between two rival clans for control of medieval Japan.
In 1185 the Minamoto clan defeated the Taira clan in a dramatic sea battle fought at Dannoura.
The Minamoto clan established their military rule of Japan with the emperor bestowing the title of Shogun (Barbarian-Subduing Supreme General) on Minamoto no Yoriomo in 1192.
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 Sword History
The end of the era is marked by the battle in Dannoura, where these two clans clashed together.
The whole country was in a constant state of war for almost a hundred years, until Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi managed to wrestle the power, and pacify the country.
The mounted troops of the Takeda clan - held to be the finest in the country - were swiftly decimated by a group of gunmen.
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 World History 1100- 1200 AD
The child emperor Antoku, who had been held prisoner by the Taira, was killed in the battle.
Japan entered the Kamakura period in the aftermath of the battle.
It was a era marked by a clear division between the powerless imperial court and the dominant military government.
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 Tsukioka Yoshitoshi / The Naval Battle of Dannoura in the Reign of Antoku, Eightieth Emperor / 1880
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi / The Naval Battle of Dannoura in the Reign of Antoku, Eightieth Emperor / 1880
The Naval Battle of Dannoura in the Reign of Antoku, Eightieth Emperor
Title: The Naval Battle of Dannoura in the Reign of Antoku, Eightieth Emperor
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 Suicide,Seppuku,Samurai, Reicarnation and a ghoststory all in one Related event from history.......   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This sinlge event in japanese historythe Battle of Dan-no-ura, is an inexaustable source of inspiration for the japanese cultures art from the very time of tragic fall of the Taira clan right in to the modern era.
The Taira ships off the coast of Dannoura (Dan-no-ura).Measured by the number of ships engaged, the Battle of Dan-no-ura, was probably the greatest naval battle of all time and most famous sea battle in pre-modern Japanese that put an end to the Gempei War.
When the battle was lost for the Taira, many Taira noblemen and thier Samurai committed suicide by jumping into the sea and drowning themselves.
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 Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura Introduction
The Heike enjoyed dominance until late in the century when the Genji, led by the brilliant, young general, Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-89), routed the Heike: first in a series of land battles and then at the great sea battle of Dannoura in 1185.
The playwrights, ignoring the fact that all of the Heike generals had perished at Dannoura, created the major plot around the desire of the generals, disguised as commoners, and supporting clan members for vengeance on Yoshitsune, the embodiment of their humiliation.
Fox-Tadanobu comforts the disheartened Shizuka by teaching her a folk dance concerning the Battle of Dannoura.
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 AMICO: Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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 HISTORY, Hiroshima Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
During the twelfth century, the delta of the Ota-gawa on which Hiroshima now stands was known as Gokamura (Five Villages) and was ruled by Taira no Kiyomori, a scion of the Taira clan who commissioned the shrine Ikutsushima-jinja on Miya-jima and for a while was the power behind the emperor in Kyoto.
All this ended when the Taira were vanquished by the Minamoto clan (or Genji) at the Battle of Dannoura in 1185.
In the Battle of Okinawa, 265,000 people were killed in a few weeks, more than in Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
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 Shimonoseki - Destination Guide - Hotel Near   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The channel was the scene of the battle of Dannoura, the decisive clash between the Taira and Minamoto clans in 1185, and the colourful shrine Akama-jingu is dedicated to the defeated Taira.
Ten minutes' stroll further east is Akama-jingu, the shrine dedicated to Antoku, an 8-year-old emperor who drowned along with the Taira clan when they were routed in the naval battle of Dannoura.
The clash took place in the straits overlooked by the striking vermilion, gold and pale-green shrine, originally built as a Buddhist temple to appease the souls of the dead Taira warriors, and known at the time as Amida-ji.
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 Minamoto Yoshitsune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His first, spectacularly successful campaign (1184) was against his unruly cousin Yoshinaka; later that year he led a surprise assault on the Taira forces camped at Ichinotani, demoralizing and dispersing them.
In 1185 he finally annihilated the Taira in the naval battle of Dannoura, but Yoritomo's suspicions, already aroused, were exacerbated by the retired Emperor Go-Shirakawa's attempts to use Yoshitsune against him.
Yoshitsune was forced into rebellion against Yoritomo late in 1185, but most of his few followers died at sea as he fled north.
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 Persons of Ancient Japan
Yoritomo now set up an independent government at Kamakura to control his samurai followers, which was duly recognized by the imperial court.
In 1185 Minamoto forces under Yoshitsune smashed the Taira in the naval battle of Dannoura.
Jealous of his half-brother, Yoritomo then began hounding him, using imperial sanction to appoint constables and stewards throughout Japan to seek out the fugitive.
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 XeroCreative > Japanese Legends In Anime.
Together with his wife, Jiraiya battled with this magician, but they were infected with the serpent's venom and fell unconscious.
Eventually, the sword came into the possession of the emperor until the Battle of Dannoura, a naval battle that ended in the defeat of the forces of the child Emperor, Antoku at the hands of Minomoto Yo[Censored]sune.
A long battle ensued and when Sun Wukong was finally arrested and brought to the heavenly court, he tore the Heavenly Palace apart and declared himself Sage of the Heavens (or Monkey God).
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 International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Artist Profile
When he was only fourteen, Yoshitoshi produced his first woodblock print-a triptych of the naval battle of Dannoura in 1185.
In 1868, Yoshitoshi was witness to a bloody battle between the troops of the last Shogun and the Imperial soldiers.
Due to an uprising of the samurai class, there was another bloody battle between the samurai warriors and the Imperial troops.
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 KEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As warriors and master of the arts of war, The Bushi had themselves evolved from being employed as guards serving powerful leaders of the Heian and Fujiwara clans (Heian period 794-1185) into a dominant class of its own.
The declining powers of the Japanese Emperor and the crushing victory of the Minamotos military clan over their bitter rival, the Taira clan, in the epic battle of Dannoura in 1185, eventually led to the establishment of the feudalistic military Kamakura Bakufu Shogunate which encouraged austerity and the pursuits of the martial arts and disciplines.
The Kamakura-Bukufu Shogunate lasted 140 years (1192-1333) but the era established the Ways of the Bushido to dominate the Japanese feudal and social structures for the next 700 years until the Meiji Restoration of 1867 which saw the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the restoration of full sovereignty to the Japanese Emperor.
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Last I remember I was fighting alongside the loyal retainers of the Minamoto clan at the Battle of Dannoura, what a fight it was, the current raging as badly as the implacable enemy.
It is this battle that cements Hadim Sinan's reputation as a great Turkish hero, as he inflicts utter defeat upon the Persians in Kurdistan, only 9,000 men from their 23,000-man force manages to escape back to Isfahan.
The battle of Sivas proved to be a long and bloody ordeal, with the the tide of battle turning several times.
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 Articles on Art
Nobunaga was assassinated by a rival before he could finish the job.
The great naval battle of Dannoura in 1185 was the final climax of a long series of bitter wars of two powerful families in feudal Japan.
The Minamato clan under their brilliant military leader Yoshitsune defeated the Taira in the naval battle of Dannoura - off the northern island of Kyushu once and forever.
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While Yoshitsune, Benkei, and the other characters of his drama were always popular, some of the most striking images come from the 19th century, when Japanese culture had to examine itself carefully under the pressure of confrontation with Western culture.
Yoshitsune risks his life in battle to recover his bow by Katsukawa Shunei, ca.
Yoshitsune at the battle of Dannoura by Yoshitoshi (1888).
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 Usagi Yojimbo: GRASSCUTTER - New Releases - UY #14
Prologue Four - "Dannoura" details the events of the Gempei War, which was the great civil war of Japan, and features the hero MINAMOTO YOSHITSUNE.
The Heike Clan, with the eight year old Emperor ANTOKU, was surrounded by the Genji Clan in the Battle of Dannoura Straits.
The victor of this famous naval battle will have all of Japan at their command.
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 phatmass phorum > : Bushido_boy Thread :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
When Charles defeated Francis once again at the Battle of Landriano on June 20, 1529, and came to terms with the pope, France concluded what was virtually a separate peace at Cambrai (on August 3).
In 1527, as part of the entertainment for the ambassadors sent to finalize the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, a banqueting house and theatre were constructed next to the tilt-yard at Greenwich.
At the centre of the banqueting house was a triumphal arch in classical style, on the reverse of which Hans Holbein had painted a reconstruction of the Battle of the Spurs.
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 E-Budo.com - the Three Treasures
The Sword was lost during the Battle of Dannoura in 1185, but a replacement was created sometime during the medieval period.
It was indeed lost during the Battle of Dannoura.
As to the replacement, I believe it was recorded as being in the posession of Tokugawa Ieyasu at one point (though perhaps he simply had yet a second reproduction crafted in secret) and this supposedly confirmed - in private counsel - his right to rule as military sovereign.
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 Yoshitoshi Woodblock Print, Chikubushima Moon, 1886
This print is also set in the battle between the Taira and the Minamoto clans.
His given name was Yonejiro, and he became a student of the great ukiyo-e artist, Kuniyoshi, at the age of eleven.
In 1853, the same year that Commodore Perry’s fleet arrived in Japan, Yoshitoshi composed his first woodblock print, a triptych of the Minamoto and Taira naval battle at Dannoura.
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 IDEA & ISAAC: Surely I'm Joking!: August 2004
I say to the overseas friends of mine, "My last name means many flags." The flags of Hata and Tabata are of a vertically long kind (nobori-bata) such as used by samurai in wars.
I suppose that many samurai of the Taira clan (Heike) secretly lived in Hata after being beaten by the Minamoto clan (Genji) in 1185 in a naval battle at Dannoura.
Possibly my last name comes from the fact that my father-side ancestors were fishermen, not samurai, in a village facing the Japan Sea.
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