Battle of Shinohara

The Battle of Shinohara occurred in 1183 during the Genpei War in Japan, in what is now Kaga city, Ishikawa prefecture.

Battle of Shinohara
Part of the Genpei War
DateSummer 1183
Shinohara, Kaga Province
36°21′21.5″N 136°21′37.1″E / 36.355972°N 136.360306°E / 36.355972; 136.360306Coordinates: 36°21′21.5″N 136°21′37.1″E / 36.355972°N 136.360306°E / 36.355972; 136.360306
Result Minamoto victory
Minamoto clan Taira clan
Commanders and leaders
Minamoto no Yoshinaka Taira no Munemori
Battle of Shinohara is located in Japan
Battle of Shinohara
Location within Japan


Following the Battle of Kurikara, Minamoto no Yoshinaka caught up with the retreating Taira no Munemori. An archery duel by champions on both sides preceded general fighting, which included several celebrated instances of single combat. Victory went to the Minamoto. However, Yoshinaka's old retainer, Saito Sanemori, was a casualty.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 202. ISBN 1854095234.
  2. ^ The Tales of the Heike. Translated by Burton Watson. Columbia University Press. 2006. p. 74. ISBN 9780231138031.