http://sffbookbonanza.com/2018/03/13/5-kick-ass-women-warriors-in-japanese-history-who-fought-in-battles/

Check it out. Bad ass women who defied conventions of their time to go around and kill people. Pretty sweet inspiration for women everywhere, but also a bit of what inspired the character Ashikaga in Tiger Lily.

Actually, and this is only a tiny bit of a spoiler, Tomoe Gozen pops up in the Dream Eater series, too!

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