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Bunchi 1 (文治元年)
Timeline of 1185
- 1185/8 Official celebration for the completion of repairs to the Tôdai-ji Daibutsu is held.
- 1185/11/11 Emperor Go-Shirakawa issues orders to hunt Yoshitsune.
- 1185/11/17 Shizuka Gozen captured in Yoshino.
Gempei War (1180-1185)
- 1185/2/19 Minamoto Yoshitsune attacks Yashima (Sanuki) and puts the Taira to flight (Battle of Yashima).
- 1185/3/24 The Taira clan is utterly destroyed at the Battle of Dan-no-Ura. The Emperor Antoku dies in the course of the fighting along with many others, and Taira Munemori is captured and later executed. The Gempei War ends.
Other Events of 1185
- An earthquake strikes Kyoto.
- Minamoto no Yoritomo requests the title of shogun from the Court but is denied; he is not named shogun until 1192.
Births and Deaths
- Emperor Antoku dies (b. 1178).
- Taira no Munemori is executed (b. 1147).
- Kenreimon'in, Taira no Noritsune, Taira no Shigehira, Taira no Tomomori, Taira no Kagekiyo die in the Battle of Dan-no-Ura.
- Kawagoe Shigeyori dies.