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Kamakura dono no Jūsan nin 2

While staying in Izu as prisoner, Yoritomo is placed under the observation of ITŌ no Sukechika, a samurai who rules Izu. But a boy called Sentsuru-maru was born between Yoritomo and Yaē, daughter of Sukechika. He is afraid of bringing Taira no Kiyomori who rules most parts of Japan and holds absolute power anger on him. So he attempts to arrest Yoritomo. Then he is sheltered by HŌJŌ no Tokimasa and he marries his daughter Masako. After that he meets MINAMOTO no Yukiiē who secretly hands him a message of taking up arms against Kiyomori and the Taira Clan by Prince Mochihito.

Yoritomo (Yō Ōizumi) receives a message of Prince Mochihito

But Yoritomo defers taking up arms because he doen't know MINAMOTO no Yorimasa who advises Prince Mochihito to attack the Taira Clan. as faired, both Prince Mochihito and Yorimasa are defeated. But at that time Yoritomo often dreams of Cloistered Emperor Goshirakawa who appeals to him to subjugate the Taira Clan. Then Yoshitoki steals into the government office of Izu and calculates the number of soldiers by checking wooden plates and is convinced that Yoritomo can call up 300 soldiers at least.

Prince Mochihito (Subaru Kimura) confronts his enemies after taking to flight

And a mysterious monk visits Yoritomo and shows him a skull. His name is Mongaku and insists the skull is that of MINAMOYO no Yoshitomo, father of Yoritomo who was assasinated after the Battle if Heiji. Then Yoritomo receives a secret message that is said to be from Emperor Goshirakawa. He declares that he will take up arms and subjugate the Taira Clan. 

Mongaku (ICHIKAWA Ennosuke IX) shows Yoshitomo's skull to Yoritomo

[ 2022/11/21 00:00 ] Taiga Drama | TB(-) | CM(0)

Kamakura dono no Jūsan nin 1

Subsequentially to "seiten o Tsuke", I plan to write about "Kamakura dono no Jūsan nin", this year's Taiga Drama sries.

Though an English subtitle "The 13 Lords of the Shogun" is given to it, I use Japanese title in preference to English one.

The series is set in early Kamakura era, from late 12th century to early 13th century. At that time, samurais grow in strength and the Taira clan actually governed Japan. And Minamoto no Yoritomo, a member of the Minamoto clan and lost his father Yoshitomo and brothers in the Heiji rebellion in 1160.

After the war, Yoritomo was saved his life and was exiled to Izu Province.

Later he planned to take revenge on Taira no Kiyomori, head of the Taira clan but he had no soldiers. And at that time, many of samurais served Kiyomori and it was so hard for him to take up arms. At this moment, he becomes to know HŌJŌ no Masako, daughter of HŌJŌ no Tokimasa, one of the landholders in Izu and it influences the life of Yoshitoki, younger brother of Masako.


Shun Oguri as HŌJŌ no Yoshitoki
(From the official website of "Kamakura dono no Jūsan nin")
[ 2022/08/27 01:45 ] Taiga Drama | TB(-) | CM(0)