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Lit. night attack on the Horikawa Palace. A pictorial subject depicting one of the many events in the life of tragic hero Minamoto no *Yoshitsune Œ¹‹`Œo (1159-89). After the Minamoto defeated the Taira •½ clan in the Genpei Œ¹•½ War, Yoshitsune's close association with the retired Emperor Goshirakawa Œã”’‰Í (1127-92; r.1155-58) aroused the suspicions of Yoshitsune's elder brother Yoritomo —Š’© (1147-99). In the Tenth month of 1185, Yoritomo's forces staged a night raid on Yoshitsune's residence at the intersection of Horikawa and Rokujou ˜Zð avenues in Kyoto. The incident, related in HEIKE MONOGATARI •½‰Æ•¨Œê (The Tale of The Heike), GENPEI SEISUIKI Œ¹•½·Š‹L (The Rise and Fall of The Genji and The Heike), and GIKEIKI ‹`Œo‹L (The Chronicle of Yoshitsune), was illustrated in warrior pictures *musha-e •ŽÒŠG by several *ukiyo-e •‚¢ŠG artists.
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