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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) was a late Heian and early Kamakura period general of the Minamoto clan of Japan.
Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo and his older brother Minamoto no Yoritomo founded the Kamakura shogunate.
Yoshitsune defeated and killed his rival cousin Minamoto no Yoshinaka at Awazu[?] in Omi[?] province in the first month of 1184 and in the next month defeated the Taira at the Battle of Ichi no Tani[?] in present day Kobe.
encyclopedia.kids.net.au /page/mi/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune   (348 words)

 Minamoto no Yoshitsune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経) (1159 – June 15, 1189) was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period.
Yoshitsune's older brother Minamoto no Yoritomo (the third son of Yoshitomo) founded the Kamakura shogunate.
Yoshitsune is enshrined in the Shinto shrine Shirahata Jinja in Fujisawa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune   (758 words)

 Home > Merizo, Guam, GU, 96915, Merizo Real Estate, Merizo Yellow Pages, Merizo Classifieds, Merizo News, Merizo ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Minamoto no Yukiie launched an unsucessful sneak attack attempt against the army of Taira no Tomomori at the battle of Sunomata, but he pursued them to the Yahahigawa, destroying the bridge over the river in order to slow the Taira progress.
Though Minamoto no Yoritomo was not the first to ever hold the title of Shogun, he was the first to wield it in a role of nationwide scope.
Minamoto no Yoshitomo had been the head of the clan at this time; upon his defeat at the hands of Taira no Kiyomori, two of his sons were killed and the third, Minamoto no Yoritomo, was banished.
merizo.guamus.com /details/Genpei_War   (3185 words)

 Arts and Designs of Japan: About Yoshitsune
Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who after a series of brilliant military victories spent his last years as a fugitive implacably hounded by his elder brother until he was forced to commit hara-kiri at the age of thirty, is the perfect exemplar of heroic failure.
Yoshitsune and his followers were attacked by a band of brigands led by Kumasaka Chohan (#2 & 26).
Yoshitsune and his small band of loyal followers eventually reached Oshu, but Yoritomo's spies found them and in the end, Yoshitsune was forced to commit suicide at the age of 30.
www.artsanddesignsjapan.com /yoshitsune.php   (1427 words)

 Minamoto Yoshitsune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Yoshitsune’s first objective was the Taira outpost at Ichi no Tani, a well-positioned fortification that was covered from the rear by a steep incline.
Yoshitsune was to lead a force of some 10,000 men around to the north of Ichi no tani and come out for an attack from the west while 50,000 or so (according to the war tales) under Noriyori would strike from the east.
Yoshitsune then sent 7,000 men under Doi Sanehira down to the western side of Ichi no tani while he led the remaining 3,000 men under his command to the top of the cliffs overlooking the fort.
www.samurai-archives.com /yoshitsune.html   (2786 words)

 Minamoto no Yoshitsune
This is the first of two times NHK dedicated their Taiga drama to the life of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経) (1159 - May_17, 1189).
He was a late Heian and early Kamakura general of the Minamoto clan of Japan.
Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo.
www.dramauncovered.com /drama/689/minamoto-no-yoshitsune.html   (68 words)

 NHK 2005 historical drama "Yoshitsune" episode summaries
The historical drama for 2005 is a life story of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, popular historical figure in Japan who is known to have been an excellent battle commander in the very end of the Heian period.
Yoshitsune, a member of the Genji clan, contributed greatly to the clan's victory over their rival Heike clan and to establishment of his brother's first shogunate in history.
Yoshitsune and his company arrive in Oushu which is ruled by Fujiwarano Hidehira as the head of the Fujiwara family.
www.sonic.net /~tabine/Heike/Heike_Yoshitsune_taiga_summaries.html   (3065 words)

 Akanezumiya - Publications - Musha Ningyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Medieval Japan, the invasions of Korea, the conflicts between the Minamoto and the Taira clans are the stuff of foreign romance and legend, a TV mini-series.
The conflicts between the Taira and the Minamoto clans during the 11th and 12th centuries celebrated in the gunki monogatari (war tales) brought an end to the power of the imperial court and gave birth to a new form of government that changed the course of Japanese history: the Shogunate.
Yoshitsune is the classic example of the fallen warrior tradition which combines the courage and heroics of the ideal warrior with an overwhelming sense of the futility of all worldly things-marking the profound Buddhist influence on Japanese.
www.akanezumiya.com /pub_musha/musha_art.html   (6136 words)

 Heroes in the Heian Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
And Yoshitsune, the ninth son of Yoshiie, was given to Kurama temple, to become a Buddhism priest.
No, no. There is the rest of the story.
Yoshitsune had become the great hero, and people came to think he was the most proper ruler of the nation.
www2.kanawa.com /japan/figure4.html   (1537 words)

 Ichi no Tani Futaba Gunki
Minamoto no Yoshitsune, the leader of the Genji (Minamato) clan, knew the story of his loyal vassal Kumagai and his wife Sagami.
Minamoto no Yoshitsune came to Kumagai's camp to identify the head in the privacy of Kumagai's headquarters.
Kumagai explains that he could no longer follow the terrible code of duty and honor which bound the soldiers and wanted to spend the rest of his life praying for the peace of his son's soul.
www.artelino.com /articles/ichi_no_tani_futaba_gunki.asp   (1188 words)

Minamoto Yorimasa had pledged his allegiance to the Heike, but upon learning that his son had been humiliated by the Heike, appeals to Prince Mochihito, the third son of Emperor Go-Shirakawa to issue a edict calling for Genji scattered throughout the land to band together to drive the Heike from power.
Yoshitsune’s forces head west to attack the Heike forces camped at Ichinotani from both the east and west flanks in concert with Noriyori’s main army.
Yoshitsune and the other Genji troops manage to bat back the Heike forces in Yashima all the way to Nagato, but Yoshitsune realizes it is imperative that the Genji bolster their seagoing forces in preparation for the decisive battle ahead.
www.kikutv.com /shows/Japanese_Programs/Inactive/Yoshitsune/index.html   (2975 words)

 +yoshitsune@takizawa-hideaki.NET / WORDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Recently, in the early moments of the grown-up Yoshitsune, we just shot a scene where he was once again reunited at Sanjuusangendou with the Taira Kiyomori that he admired yo.
Yoshitsune had a lot of things to say when he was faced with Kiyomori, but Kiyomori completely turned his back on Yoshitsune, not a single look on Yoshitsune's face.
In the scenario, Yoshitsune and Kiyomori engaged in a conversation with deep eye contact, but Wataru-san, the whole time he was standing, he did not look my way da yo ne.
www.takizawa-hideaki.net /yoshitsune/words/words_television02.htm   (415 words)

The details of Minamoto no Yoshitsune's life on Mt. Kurama will always remain a legend because the sources for that period are highly unreliable, his mastery of military strategy and his tactics, as well as his ability to lead large forces, are evident in reliable sources of the Genpei War.
Minamoto no Yoshitsune Hall is located some distance away from the Kurama temple, deep in the mountains above the temple.
There is no evidence that this is indeed the place, but the small flat area near the hall is certainly one of the only flat surface areas near the temple, which would make it convenient for training.
www.ninpo.org /scenery/kurama.htm   (439 words)

 Notes for Tale of Heike, Chapter 9
Minamoto no Yoritomo, who is still based in the east but is the rightful heir to the Minamoto clan.
Kanehira, Imai no Shirô Kanehira, a "foster brother" in the sense that he is the son of Yoshinaka's wet-nurse; a wet-nurse had a very close and important connection to the children she cared for.
Taira no Atsumori (1169–1184), the youngest son of Tsunemori (a brother to Kiyomori), and known as a flautist.
www.sonic.net /~tabine/Heike/Heikechpt09.html   (2372 words)

Includes information on Minamoto no Yoritomo (Yoshitsune's elder brother), who may be called the first Shogun or military ruler of Japan); on Minamoto no Yoshitsune and the battles he fought in his brother's name against the Taira or Heike clan.
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 at the battle of Dannoura by Yoshitoshi (1888).
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/jshoaf/ushiwaka.html   (1090 words)

 Date Masamune
Although he recovered and suffered no long term physically debilitating effects from the disease, the disease did cause him to lose the sight in his right eye (that’s why he seems to be winking in many of his depictions).
Yoshitsune, as his brother's chief general, had been responsible for the final defeat and annihilation of the Taira clan at the Battle of Dannoura in 1185.
In 1185 faced with Yoritomo's increasing hostility, and given the right to rebel by Go-Shirakawa (who was hoping to weaken the Minamoto clan), Yoshitsune joined with his uncle, Minamoto no Yukiie in rebellion.
members.tripod.com /MiyagiAJET/new_page_6.htm   (3015 words)

 Light Motifs: Construction and Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The themes illustrated in the floats paraded in the Nebuta Festival in Aomori are taken from historical, religious and folk tales, but also contain visual puns referring to current events.
The nebuta made for The British Museum in 2001 is entitled ‘Minamoto no Yoshitsune crossing the sea'.
Minamoto no Yoshitsune was a 12th century warrior whose popularity and success as a military leader posed a threat to his brother, Minamoto no Yoritomo, who had him killed.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /lightmotifs/construct.html   (237 words)

 Gempei Wars - Military History Wiki
The Gempei Wars were fought between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
The Genpei Wars resulted in the fall of the Taira clan and establishment of Minamoto Yoritomo as shogun of Japan in 1192.
The Genpei Wars were the culmination of a decades-long conflict between the two clans over dominance of the Imperial court, and thus, by extension, control of Japan.
www.militaryhistorywiki.org /wiki/Gempei_Wars   (510 words)

 Battles of Ichinotani and Yashima
Attempts are made by Minamoto warriors to be the first to engage the enemy and draw them from their fortress.
Taira no Shigehira is pursued along the shore by Kajiwara Kagesue of the Minamoto (at the top), and Taira no Tomomori urges his horse to swim so he can escape to a boat.
Nasu no Yoichi is chosen to accept the challenge and, despite the fading light and strong winds, hits the target and the fan shatters in mid-air.
www.asiasociety.org /arts/japanesescreens/scr01.html   (497 words)

 Minamoto Yoritomo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
At the end of that year, the Minamoto lost the Hoagie War to the Taira forces, and young Yoritomo was sent to exile in Izu in the Kanto.
It was only in 1183 that Yoritomo sent his brother Yoshitsune and Minamoto Yoshinaka to destroy the Taira in the Western Provinces (saigoku)--and even that was the result of Taira assaults on him, not a pre planned strategy.
Minamoto no Yoritomo died in 1199, supposedly after suffering a serious illness.
www.ninpo.org /picturearchive/historicalportraits/minamotoyoritomo.html   (393 words)

 Minamoto no Noriyori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grave of Minamoto no Noriyori, Shuzenji (present-day Izu), Shizuoka Prefecture
The sixth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, he was spared along with his brothers in 1160 by Taira no Kiyomori following Yoshitomo's death.
Noriyori helped defeat the wayward Minamoto no Yoshinaka at the Second Battle of the Uji and the Awazu, before moving on to play a central role in the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minamoto_no_Noriyori   (464 words)

 Heroes in the Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Yoshitsune's actual deeds mark the transition from Japan's classical period to a feudal Middle Ages, and the desire to portray key scenes in his life inspired new kinds of theater.
Minamoto no Yoshitsune was the brilliant young general who defeated the powerful Heike family on land and sea in 1181-85, establishing his own clan, the Minamoto, as pre-eminent in military power.
When Yoshitsune accepted royal rank from the imperial court without the permission of his elder half-brother Yoritomo, the administrative head of the Minamoto clan, the relationship between the brothers deteriorated.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/jshoaf/heroes.html   (596 words)

 Light Motifs: Nebuta diary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The nebuta made by Takashi Kitamura for The British Museum in 2001 is entitled ‘Minamoto no Yoshitsune crossing the Tsugaru Straits'.
After lunch, Takashi Kitamura focused on the head of the warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune: the wire part making the head was made to stand by inserting and fixing a number of wooden batons.
Now, parts of the armour of Minamoto no Yoshitsune required access from the outside of the structure.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /nebutadiary   (1791 words)

 Heike Monogatari
It is essentially the story of a fall from political power provoked by pride, the pride of the Taira clan of warriors (the Heike) faced with the rise of the Minamoto clan (the Genji), whom the Taira had defeated in the 1160s.
But the great battles come in five years (1180-85), from the rise of the Minamoto clan in 1180 to their crushing defeat of the Taira in 1185, and these then become as well known in Japanese history as our great Civil War battles are to us.
They used no fixed text but recreated the story each time as chanters using oral formulae, many passages in the 7-5 syllable rhythm of classical poetry, which has suggestions of the way the Homeric epics were passed on even to Plato's time.
www.washburn.edu /reference/bridge24/Heike.html   (575 words)

 Minamoto no Yoshitomo - General of the Heian Period of Japanese History
Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123-1160) was the head of the Minamoto clan and a general of the late Heian period of Japanese history.
His son Minamoto no Yoritomo became shogun and founded the Kamakura Shogunate, the first shogunate in the history of Japan.
Yoshitomo sided along with Taira no Kiyomori in support of the Emperor Go-Shirakawa and Fujiwara no Tadamichi, while his father Minamoto no Tameyoshi, then head of the Minamoto clan, sided with the retired Emperor Sutoku and Fujiwara no Yorinaga.
www.japan-101.com /history/minamoto_no_yoshitomo.htm   (417 words)

 Shop A&E and The History Channel : Anachronism: Warrior Pack: Minamoto no Yoshitsune - 5th Release
Minamoto no Yoshitsune was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period.
Yoshitsune shortly thereafter joined Yoritomo along with Minamoto no Noriyori, all brothers who had never before met, in the last of three conflicts between the rival Minamoto and Taira samurai clans in the Gempei War.
Fleeing to the temporary protection of Fujiwara no Hidehira in Mutsu again, Yoshitsune was betrayed and killed by Hidehira's son Fujiwara no Yasuhira.
store.aetv.com /html/product/index.jhtml?id=81966   (318 words)

 [Taiga Drama] Yoshitsune
The 44th NHK Taiga Drama is about the life of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経) (1159 - May_17, 1189) was a late Heian and early Kamakura general of the Minamoto clan of Japan.
Exiled and seperated from his mother at a young age by Lord Kiyomori, who he thought to be his father, Ushiwaka learns of his place in the Genji family and that Lord Kiyomori was his enemy and that he was destined to lead the Genji to battle against Lord Kiyomori of the Heike.
The way the story develops, the relationship between Yoshitsune and his vassals, the strengthening of bonds and the occasional appearence of Ueto Aya as Utsubo make this series an all out hit for me. The action is choreographed with great care to give the feel of a real battle from the time of feudal Japan.
www.channel-ai.com /about1295.html   (1144 words)

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