He was succeeded by his son Munemori, who did not spare to direct all the strength of the clan against the Minamoto.
One Imperial candidate was supported by the Taira, the other by the Minamoto.
Not being of the Minamoto family, he did not seek to make himself shogun, and for forty years this office ceased to exist.
Tsunemoto was a grandson of the Emperor Seiwa and founder of the renowned clan of Minamoto.
And he committed the blunder of sparing the lives of two youthful sons of his defeated rival, the Minamoto chief.
This event terminated the descendants of the Minamoto family in the direct line.
Up to this time the families of the Taira and the Minamoto had been friendly rivals in the field.
They were of the same blood as Nitta and Ashikaga and of the clan of Minamoto.
Antoku was drowned but the Minamoto soldiers rescued his mother.
One of the Minamoto, Tametomo by name, was an archer of marvellous powers.