June 19, 2017

Tomoe Gozen, a 12th century warrior woman who slashed her way to samurai stardom, leaving severed heads and several manga series in her wake. She (c. 1157 – 1247) was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (onna-bugeisha), known for her bravery and strength.She fought with Minamoto no Yoshinaka in the Genpei War. She was known as an excellent archer and horseback rider, and was frequently sent to the front lines to make use of her gifts.

Source: eBaum's World