Tokugawa Ieshige, the Ninth Shogun

Tokugawa Ieshige, the Ninth Shogun (January 28 1712 - July 13, 1761) (In office 1745 – 1760)    Tokugawa Ieshige, the ninth Tokugawa Shogun Tokugawa Ieshige was born the first son of Tokugawa Yoshimune. His mother was Osuma no Kata, the daughter of the Daimyo of Odawara, Okubo Tadanao, but [...]

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Sakuma Nobumori

Sakuma Nobumori (1528 - died in exile, February 18, 1581) Sakuma Nobumori Sakuma Nobumori was one of Oda Nobunaga’s longest serving, most loyal and important retainers, born in 1528 in what is now Minami-Ku of Nagoya City. Six years older than Nobunaga, Sakuma Nobumori would play an important role [...]

By | 2018-05-14T18:03:06+09:00 5月 5th, 2018|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Shogun, Tokugawa Hidetada

Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada (May 2, 1579 - March 14, 1632) Tokugawa Hidetada was born the third son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, on May 2, 1579. Shortly after his birth, Ieyasu’s first son and wife were executed having been accused of plotting to assassinate Oda Nobunaga. Ieyasu’s second son had been adopted as an infant [...]

By | 2018-07-16T18:51:02+09:00 5月 5th, 2018|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Niwa Nagashige

Niwa Nagashige, May 11, 1571 - April 30, 1637 Niwa Nagashige was the eldest son of Niwa Nagahide, a loyal general under Oda Nobunaga. Nagashige first tasted battle alongside his father at the age of 12, when they fought against Shibata Katsuie under Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the Battle of Shizugatake. The following year, [...]

By | 2018-05-20T11:26:02+09:00 5月 5th, 2018|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Sakamoto Ryoma

Sakamoto Ryoma (January 3, 1836 – assassinated December 10, 1867) Sakamoto Ryoma was one of the key figures in the overthrowing of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Still recognized as one of the nation’s great heroes of the Edo period, Sakamoto Ryoma was born January 3, 1836 in Kochi, Toda domain in Shikoku. His ancestors [...]

By | 2018-05-22T12:35:31+09:00 1月 4th, 2018|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Nakagawa Hidemasa

Nakagawa Hidemasa (1568 - Killed in Battle November 27, 1592) Nakagawa Hidemasa Nakagawa Hidemasa was the son of the daimyo of Settsu Province (modern-day Hyogo Prefecture) Nakagawa Kiyohide, and older brother of Nakagawa Hidenari. Hidemasa's wife Princess Tsuru (Tsuruhime) was the youngest of Oda Nobunaga’s seven daughters. His uncle [...]

By | 2018-01-04T15:48:44+09:00 1月 4th, 2018|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Sassa Narimasa

Sassa Narimasa (February 6, 1536 – July 7, 1588) Sassa Narimasa was born in Hira Castle, the grounds of which are now the Koutsu-ji Temple, in Nishi-Ku, Nagoya City. At age 14, following his genpuku coming of age ceremony, he followed his father and became a retainer of Oda Nobunaga. [...]

By | 2018-01-04T15:32:35+09:00 12月 19th, 2017|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Ouchi Yoshitaka

Ouchi Yoshitaka (December 18, 1507 - Committed Seppuku September 30, 1551)   Ouchi Yoshitaka was daimyo of Suo Province (Modern-day eastern Yamaguchi Prefecture) ruling from his castle at Yamaguchi. He was 21 when his father, Ouchi Yoshioki died, and the domain was passed to his hands. Yoshitaka’s father was famous [...]

By | 2017-12-18T11:28:03+09:00 12月 18th, 2017|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Saito Dosan

Saito Dosan, The Viper of Mino (1494 - killed by his son, May 28, 1556)   Saito Dosan, the Viper of Mino Saito Dosan, the “Viper of Mino”, was originally not a samurai, but a monk. Dosan is said to have been born in Yamashiro Province (southern Kyoto region), [...]

By | 2018-05-20T11:08:38+09:00 12月 14th, 2017|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments

Shimazu Tadatsune

Shimazu Tadatsune, Daimyo of Satsuma (November 27, 1576 – April 7, 1638) Shimazu Tadatsune Shimazu Tadatsune was one of the most affluent and powerful lords of the early Edo Period With a stipend of 605,000 koku. Born in 1576, Tadatsune was named heir to the Shimazu (Also written as [...]

By | 2018-05-22T17:04:51+09:00 11月 29th, 2017|n-t, The Samurai Heroes|0 Comments