Battle of Awazu
|Battle of Awazu|
|Part of the Genpei War|
Tomoe Gozen defeats Uchida Ieyoshi and Hatakeyama Shigetada.
|Minamoto clan loyalists||Minamoto clan rebels|
|Commanders and leaders|
Minamoto no Yoshitsune|
Minamoto no Noriyori
Minamoto no Yoshinaka|
Minamoto no Yoshinaka made his final stand at Awazu, after fleeing from his cousins' armies, which confronted him after he attacked Kyoto, burning the Hōjūjiden, and kidnapping Emperor Go-Shirakawa. During the pursuit he was joined by his foster brother Imai Kanehira.
During the battle, they fought valiantly, holding off Noriyori's large force of thousands of men for a time. However, in the end, they both died.
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