Tomoe Gozen

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Tomoe Gozen

Tomoe Gozen was one of very few female samurai in ancient Japan. When Tomoe and Minamoto Yoshinaka were defeated in the Genpei War in 1184, Minamoto told Tomoe that he would battle to death and be ashamed to be die fighting wih a woman but she just walked off the feild. Unfortunately both Minamoto and Tomoe died and Minamoto's cousin , Minamoto Yoritomo, became shogun. Tomoe is one of very few female samurai, highly trained and skilled in horseback riding, archery, and sword fighting. Tomoe Gozen lived from about 1157 to 1184, she was about 27 when she died.


1157-arout the time she was born 1180-start of genpei war1184-Tomoe Gozen dies in Genpei War1185-end of Genpei War

She was one of the most talented female samurai in Japanese history. She was a talented in achery, horseback riding, and sword fighting. She was also extremly beautiful!


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Above is a statue of Tomoe Gozen, a female samurai that fought at war


-Gozen meaning lady-She was married to Kiso(Minamoto)Yoshinaka-She took off atleast one head in thebattle of Awazu


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