Battle of Sekigahara
The battle in 1600 between Ishida Mitsunari and Tokugawa Ieyasu was one of the most important battles in the Japanese samurai history. The motivation of power came from the death of the great warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. During the battle, which took place in Japan, the samurai used different variations of weapons. Tokugawa won the battle but it took more than 60, 000 heads. Tokugawa was later given the title shogun.
Battle of Dan-no-Ura
On April 24, 1185 the Battle of Dan no Ura took place in Shimonoseki. The battle was the result of the Gempie war. This also led to the complete dismantle of the Taira ruling. The Taira had forced the battle because of their loss of Yashima. Because they were being tracked by Minamoto Yoshitsune and were also trapped by the military exercises of Minamoto Noriyori upon Honshu and northern Kyushu, they were obligated to stand and fight.
The Taira were more familiar with naval warfare than their opposition Minamoto, but Minamoto brought in ships and Inland Sea sailors to help. The Minamoto outnumbered the Taira in ships (about 850-500). The Taira anticipated the tides to be on their side. The tides helped and the Taira were successful in their skills in archery.
At long last, the tide changed. The shortcoming of Taira general Taguchi Shigeyoshi assisted Yoshitsune in his attack.