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Tale of the Heike (Heike Monogatari): Tomoe Gozen
Yoshu Chikanobu Tomoe Gozen
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Tale of Heike (Heike Monogatari): Tomoe Gozen
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Top: Kabuki Actor Portraying Tomoe Gozen [source]
Right: I believe this is illustrating a battle scene from the Tale of Heike. Tomoe took at least 1 head. [source]
Left: Tomoe Gozen, Wife of Kiso Yoshinaka, Defeating Uchida Saburo [source]
Bottom: Kison Yoshinaka Hokkoku ni hei wo agete Miyako [source]
The Battle of Kurikaradani on June 2, 1183: Kagekiyo, Tomoe-gozen and Yoshinaka struggling with Tomonori; behind, the Taira troops falling over a cliff.