Question: Who started the Genpei War?

The Taira clan was one of the four great clans which dominated Japanese politics during the Heian period (794–1185). As a result of the near-total destruction of their rival clan, the Minamoto, in the Heiji Rebellion of 1160, Taira no Kiyomori, head of the clan, initiated the Genpei War at the height of his power.The Taira clan was one of the four great clans which dominated Japanese politics during the Heian period

What happened in the Genpei War?

Gempei War, (1180–85), final struggle in Japan between the Taira and Minamoto clans that resulted in the Minamotos establishment of the Kamakura shogunate, a military dictatorship that dominated Japan from 1192 to 1333. The Taira clan had dominated the Imperial government from 1160 to 1185.

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