Minamoto no Nakatsuna

Deceased Person

– 1180

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Who was Minamoto no Nakatsuna?

Minamoto no Nakatsuna was an elder son of Minamoto no Yorimasa, was on active service, fighting in the Battle of Uji in 1180 during that part of Gempei War. He, his father and young brother Minamoto no Kanetsune were fighting against Taira samurai. But they were not able to defeat the enemy so they safely returned to Byodo-In temple for a short time. While Yorimasa's sons defended the temple, Yorimasa was on his way to Seppuku rather than surrender. Nakatsuna fought but died afterward.

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1180

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on July 23, 2013

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