Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Young Yoshida Iwao had no idea what he was in for, but he found out quickly. This is his story.

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Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji)

Young Yoshida Iwao had no idea what he was in for, but he found out quickly. This is his story. Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 2

Iwao watched the samurai warily as he strutted his way across the street and stood, legs apart with one hand resting on the grip of his l... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 3

Feeling much more refreshed, Iwao followed Omi back into the inn.  They rejoined Katsuro and Ijimi on the mat as they sipped hot tea... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 4

The day dawned cloudy and remained so through Iwao’s brief breakfast.  Armed with his new bow and a quiver of arrows he set forth ... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 5

The following morning, Iwao awoke to the sound of rain falling on the ground outside the open window.  He had had a bit to drink the... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 6

At midday, Katsuro called a halt and they faded into the trees to have a short meal in a cold camp – no fire.  Sitting under their... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 7

As Yoshida Iwao approached the bamboo patch where his companions waited, he scanned unobtrusively for any watching eyes.  Seeing non... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 8

Juro sat in his field chair and hiked it up to a small table spread with maps.  Indicating that they should arrange themselves aroun... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 9

In the cadre field tent, Katsuro turned to his three companions, using his hand to indicate they sit before him on the mat.  “We n... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 10

Approaching the edge of a rather long, grassy field, Katsuro and Iwao selected a shaded spot and sat.  Their attention was riveted o... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 11

They walked in silence except for the mutterings of the two samurai detailed to lead the horses.  They grumbled to nobody in particu... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 12

Iwao snatched up his sword and jumped to his feet, only to be knocked off them when the earth under him shifted sideways.  On his kn... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 13

The six remaining samurai, feeling small aftershocks through their geta’s, continued nervously aware of their surroundings along the ca... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 14

At the main force encampment, Prince Mochihito and his advisors were meeting in a large, hastily erected tent.  The Prince sat highe... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 15

“Katsuro!”  Called Omi.  “Perhaps it might be best if we were better dressed when we present ourselves to Lord Otani.&nbs... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 16

In Otsu, as the reprovisioned and again well-dressed band of samurai approach Lord Otani’s castle, they were halted at the entrance to ... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 17

Yoshida Iwao and his companions endured the entire morning sitting cross-legged on thin cushions while Katsuro dealt with the niceties of... Read Chapter

Uji no Tatakai (Battle of Uji) - Chapter 18

Quite tired from the long journey, both Iwao and Goro had a quiet meal, a good soak in very hot water, several flasks of sake, and retire... Read Chapter