Kumasaka no Chohan was an outlaw-priest and leader of a band of robbers. One night in 1174 he made the mistake of attacking a gold merchant who was lodging at an inn in Akasaka. The 15 year old Minamoto no Yoshitsune was traveling with the gold merchant, on his way to stay with his uncle and avoid the tension that was building at court between the Minamoto and Tiara families Yoshitsune had been taught martial arts by the tengu, mythical birdlike creatures, and was an excellent swordsman. He easily dispatched a number of Kumasaka's desperadoes as they attacked the inn. Kumasaka then challenged him and was also killed.