This is an infographic of Japanese Periods through the years.
In the aftermath of the Genpei War during the early Kamakura period, the defeated Taira remnants fortified the Gassan-Toda, showcasing their resilient defense against a persistent Minamoto siege. This episode reveals the era’s intricate samurai tactics.
The Battle of Dan-no-Ura, a pivotal conflict in 1185, ended the Genpei War, marking the fall of the Taira and the rise of the Minamoto clan. This decisive battle set the stage for the Kamakura Shogunate, reshaping Japan’s history and culture, its echoes reverberating through legends, operas, and animated series.
The Battle of Ichi no Tani was a pivotal conflict in Japan’s 12th-century Genpei War, resulting in a significant Minamoto victory. Led by General Yoshitsune, Minamoto forces outmaneuvered the Taira to capture a key stronghold.