taira

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Noun1.Taira - long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South Americataira - long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
Eira, genus Eira - a genus of Mustelidae
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One showed the ghosts of the Taira clan of Samurai attacking the ship of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) one of the most famous Samurai generals in Japanese history.
Legend has it that fugitives from the powerful Taira clan, virtually eradicated by the rival Genji family near Shimonoseki in 1185, sought refuge here and learned to eke out a hardscrabble existence.
The temple is featured in the 13th century war tale "The Tale of the Heike." The story is said to be the most important among the war tales of the Kamakura and Muromachi periods and contains many episodes involving the short-lived Taira clan.