Tomoe Gozen circa 1180 Tomoe Gozen is known to be one of the most famous female samurai warrior in Japanese history. She was known as a skillful warrior who goes into battles like a man. She was one of Minamoto Yoshinaka’s senior captains and in secret she may have also been his wife. She was one of his top commanders and led men into battle. Tomoe’s physical features were described a beautiful woman with smooth white skin, long hair, and other attractive features.