Taira No Tomomori, Taira Clan

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Taira no Tomomori (1152 – 1185) was the son of Taira no Kiyomori, and one of the Taira clan’s chief commanders in the Gempei War.
He was victorious at the Battle of Uji in 1180, the Battle of Yahagigawa in 1181 and again victorious in the naval Battle of Mizushima two years later.

At the Battle of Dan-no-ura, when the Taira were decisively beaten by their rivals, Tomomori joined many of his fellow clan members in committing suicide. He tied an anchor to his feet and leapt into the sea.