Moon at the Yamaki Mansion (Yamaki yakata no tsuki)

Moon at the Yamaki Mansion (Yamaki yakata no tsuki)

Kato Kagekado was a retainer of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199 AD). In this episode from the Heike monogatari Yoritomo has sent Kagekado to the mansion of Taira no Kanetaka at Yamaki, with the mission to assassinate him. Kagedo tricks Kanetaka into striking at his helmet, and then kills him. (printed March 1886)

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