Taira no Tomomori (平知盛: 1151 to 4/25/1185) (role 1151 – 1185)



The historical figure

According to the Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan by E. Papinot, p. 624: "Son of Kiyomori, defeated Minamoto Yorimasa at Uji-Bashi; Yamamoto Yoshitsune at Mii-dera (1180); and Yukiie at Sakahara (Mino) (1181). In 1183, he fought against Yoshinaka in Ōmi, but was defeated and retreated to Kyotō. Munemori then resolved to go South and Tomomori, who had vehemently opposed this plan had to follow him to Yashima. Defeated at Ichi no tani (1184), he escaped death by flight and built a fort at Hikishima (Nagato) against the Minamoto. He fought bravely at the battle of Dan-no-ura, went to Nii no ama to announce her that defeat was imminent; then, hearing that Munemori had not the courage to kill himself but had been made prisoner, he wept from very shame; finally, he, and his uncle Norimori committed suicide."

Papinot gives his birth year as 1152.