Tomoe Gozen Onna Bugeisha, or female samurai Tomoe Gozen (巴 御前?e], was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (onna bugeisha), known for her bravery and strength. She is believed to have fought in and survived the Genpei War
Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.
Say hello to Tomoe Gozen, a late century samurai warrior. Female samurai warrior at that! Aside from being one of the biggest badasses I’ve ever come across. While not much is known about her life, she is famous for having killed Honda no.