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After months of secret development, away from evil eyes, the MI SPORTS tribute to General Taira no Tomomori is now officially in!
Taira no Tomomori (平知盛) was the head of Taira clan, in medieval Japan.
Battling the rival Minamoto clan, General Taira proved himself to be a innovative and brilliant strategist and outsmarted his opponents in every field, including naval battles.
The final stand off was at the Kamon Straits, where the outnumbered forces of general Tomomori, managed to use their knowledge of the straits in their own favor, gaining the upper hand in the beginning of the battle, which combined long range arrow volleys, ship boardings and ruthless hand to hand fighting.
And as in every great story, a betrayal turned the tides of the naval clash. One of the Taira clan generals switched sides midway through the battle and attacked his former ally in the rear, causing chaos and devastating damage within Taira’s troops.
Many of the loyal warriors, realizing the end is near, followed the code of Bushido and decided to take their own lives.
General Tomomori, at the sight of his loyal samurais, preparing to commit seppuku en masse, choosing death before dishonor, tied himself to the ship’s anchor and dived into the ocean abyss.
Up until this day, Taira no Tomomori is one of the most celebrated figures in Kabuki plays, usually depicted as back from the death ghost, eternally looking for revenge over the Minamoto clan.
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