Tomoe Gozen -- A veteran of the Genpai War, Tomoe Gozen was a rare onna-bugeisha, or female samurai. She was known as an excellent archer and horseback rider, and was frequently sent to the front lines to make use of her gifts.
ilo-uchikake: robe style Japanese wedding kimono. This beautiful UCHUKAKE is usually brocaded or embroidered with the motif of congratulations such as cranes, pines, and a bounty of flowers. It is believed that UCHIKAKE started to be worn by the high-class samurai family women in the Muromachi era (1336–1573). During the Edo era (1603–1868), UCHIKAKE became a more common kimono for the high-class women.