Battle of Kojima

The Battle of Kojima (児島合戦), also called Battle of Fujito (藤戸の戦い), was a battle of the Genpei War of the Heian period of Japanese history, and took place in 1184.[1][2]

Battle of Kojima
Part of the Genpei War
Battle of Fujito.jpg
Ukiyo-e depiction of the Battle of Fujito
Date1184
Location
Kojima, on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea
34°33′21.5″N 133°47′58.7″E / 34.555972°N 133.799639°E / 34.555972; 133.799639Coordinates: 34°33′21.5″N 133°47′58.7″E / 34.555972°N 133.799639°E / 34.555972; 133.799639
Result Minamoto victory
Belligerents
Minamoto clan Taira clan
Commanders and leaders
Minamoto no Noriyori, Sasaki Moritsuna Taira no Yukimori
Battle of Kojima is located in Japan
Battle of Kojima
Location within Japan

BattleEdit

In pursuit of the fleeing Taira from Ichi-no-Tani, on their way to Yashima, Minamoto no Noriyori engaged and defeated his enemies in battle at Kojima. The attack was led by Sasaki Moritsuna, who swam his horse across a narrow strait between Kojima and the mainland of Honshū.[1][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 204. ISBN 1854095234.
  2. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen (1977). The Samurai, A Military History. MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 71. ISBN 0026205408.