Ochudo (落人)

Ochudo (or ochiudo) indicates persons who were defeated in a fight and escaped to and lived in a remote rural area or the person's descendants. When the term of ochudo is used with no additional explanation, it mostly means roto (retainers) of the Ise-Heishi (Taira clan) defeated in Jisho-Juei War and their descendants.

In not a few communities in mountainous areas, episodes related to ochudo of the Taira family have been handed down for generations and still remain.

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