- Oba Kagechika
nihongo|Ōba Kagechika|大庭景親| (d. 1180), also known as Ōba Saburō Kagechika, was a samurai of
Japan's Heian period. The third son of Oba Kageyoshi, he fought alongside his father, against the Minamotoclan, in the Hōgen Rebellionof 1156.
Facing off against
Minamoto no Tametomoduring the Hōgen Rebellion, Kagechika is credited with challenging Tametomo, crying
Hachiman! During the Three Years War, in the attack upon the stockade at Kanazawa, Kamakura Gongorō Kagemasa, then only sixteen years of age, went to the front of the battle, and when his left eye was pierced by an arrow through his visor he loosed a shaft in return and took his assailant. I am the youngest descendant of that Gongorō, Oba Heita Kageyoshi's son, Oba Saburō Kagechika. Come on and fight!<"ref>Sansom, George (1958). 'A History of Japan to 1334'. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 363.]
Many years later, during the
Genpei War, he led Tairaclan forces to a victory against Minamoto no Yoritomoat Ishibashiyama in September 1180. However, two months later, Oba submitted to Yoritomo and was decapitated.
*Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
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