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1877 – The Battle of Shiroyama – the ‘last’ samurai falls

24 September – On this day

The Battle of Shiroyama took place on this day in 1877, in Kagoshima, Japan. Continue reading “1877 – The Battle of Shiroyama – the ‘last’ samurai falls”

1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama – Japan

14 Septmebr – On this day

The Battle of Ishibashiyama was the first in which Minamoto Yoritomo, who was to become shogun less than a decade later, was commander of the Minamoto forces. The battle was fought on this day in 1180 in the southwest of present-day Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture near Yoritomo’s headquarters at Kamakura. Continue reading “1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama – Japan”

1182 – Minamoto no Yoriie born

11 September – On this day

Minamoto no Yoriie the second shogun of Japan’s Kamakura shogunate was born in 1182. Continue reading “1182 – Minamoto no Yoriie born”

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