Kumagai Naozane

Kumagai no Jirō Naozane (熊谷 次郎 直実) (March 24, 1141 – September 27, 1207/October 25, 1208) was a famous soldier who served the Genji (Minamoto) Clan during the Heian period of Japanese history. Kumagai is particularly known for his exploits during the Genpei War, specifically for killing the young warrior Taira no Atsumori at the battle of Ichi-no-tani in 1184. Atsumori's death and the circumstances surrounding it went on to be fictionalized and retold in numerous forms, including the Heike Monogatari epic, a number of Noh plays, and in the jōruri and kabuki theatres as well. Later in life, Kumagai is also known in Japanese Buddhism as a devout follower of Hōnen and the new Pure Land movement, as well as his renunciation of the samurai life. →Wikipedia


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The character Kumagai Jirō Naozane at Fujieda
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