The battle of Dan-no-Ura was a major sea battle of the Genpei War on March 24, 1185. It was also the last war between the clans of the Genji (Minamoto) and the Heike (Taira). The Heike were defeated by the Genji, and it led to the end of the Heike Clan. Following this great battle, many of the Heike threw themselves into the sea.
Illustrated in Takeda Hideo and the Japanese Cartoon Tradition at The British Museum.