The History Place - Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Battle of the Uji River

Mid-Edo period, early 18th century
The large folding screen depicts a famous scene from the Genpei War (1180-85) between the Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genji) clans. Here, two warriors challenge each other to see who will make it across the tumultuous Uji River first.

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