Hanatebako

Hanatebako
Item# KUMAMOTOKEN005

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Hanatebako
Girl's treasure box. Hanatebako, camellia flowers on white paint or no-paint box. various sizes.

The Genpei War (11801185) was a conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the late Heian-era of Japan. It resulted in the fall of the Taira clan and the establishment of the Kamakura shogunate under Minamoto Yoritomo in 1192. The conflict is also known in Japanese as the Jisho-Juei War, after the two eras between which it took place. It began with Minamoto support for a different candidate to take the throne, in conflict with the Taira's nomination. The ensuing Battle of Uji took place just outside Kyoto, starting a five-year long war, concluding with a decisive Minamoto victory in the naval Battle of Dan-no ura.

After Taira clan lost, many refugees escaped all over Japan, and settled in. These Hanatebako were came from refugees in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture. It has history more than 800 years.