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Hatakeyama Shigetada

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Kuniyoshi: Kajiwara Kagesue, Sasaki Takatsuna, and Hatakeyama Shigetada racing to cross the Uji River before the second battle of Uji

Hatakeyama Shigetada (畠山重忠, 1164–1205) was a warrior of the early Kamakura Period (1185-1333) famed for his virtue and bravery.


Shigetada was the son of Shigetoshi, an estate official of Hatakeyama in northern Musashi Province (modern-day Saitama). The Hatakeyama descended from a branch of the Taira (平) family and had been in possession of their territory for several generations. In the Genpei War (1180–1185), Shigetada participated in Minamoto Yoritomo's campaign against the Taira, in spite of his descent. He supported Noriyori and Yoshitsune against their cousin Minamoto Yoshinaka and distinguished himself in the Battle of Ichi-no-tani (1184). He also played a prominent role in the Battle of Dannoura (1185),...
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