Tomoe Gozen The famously beautiful samurai warrior Tomoe fought in Japan's Genpei War CE). She was known throughout Japan for her skills with the sword and the bow. Her wild horse-breaking skills were also legendary.
Tomoe Gozen is one of the few examples of a female Samurai warrior. She is believed to have fought in the Gempei wars at the end of the century, alongside her Master (and possibly lover), Minamoto Yoshinaka.