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Sengoku Jidai       戦国時代

A guide to sixteenth-century Japan (1467-1615)

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Kawakubo Nobuzane「河窪信実」Matsunami Yoshichika「松波義親」Katō Nobumori「加藤順盛」Ishigame Masayori「石亀政頼」Nagasawa Mitsukuni「長沢光国」Burning of Sakai「堺焼き討ち」Ōno Harutane「大野治胤」Ōno Harufusa「大野治房」Nagaoka Koresue「長岡是季」Nakamura Shigetomo「中村重友」Nakamura Shigekatsu「中村重勝」Nighttime Attack at Honmachibashi「本町橋の夜戦」Battle of Mimasetōge「三増峠の戦い」Asari Nobutane「浅利信種」Asari Masatane「浅利昌種」Ichijō Nobutatsu「一条信龍」Saigusa Masasada「三枝昌貞」Obata Nobusada「小幡信貞」Takeda Yoshinobu「武田義信」Enkōin「園光院」Reishōin「嶺松院」Yoshinobu Incident「義信事件」Yamagata Masamitsu「山県昌満」Yamagata Masashige「山縣昌重」Shinohara Kazutaka「篠原一考」Haramiishi Motoshige「孕石元成」Haramiishi Motoyasu「孕石元泰」Ōi Nobusato「大井信達」Obu Toramasa「飯富虎昌」Yamagata Masakage「山県昌景」Takagi Masanari「高木正成」Maeda Toshiyoshi「前田利好」Maeda Yasukatsu「前田安勝」Iwamuro Shigeyasu「岩室重休」Katō Yasaburō「加藤弥三郎」Sawaki Yoshiyuki「佐脇良之」Yamaguchi Hida-no-kami「山口飛騨守」Battle of Chōroku「長禄合戦」Siege of Takegahana Castle in Keichō 5「慶長5年の竹ヶ鼻城の戦い」Siege of Takegahana Castle「竹ヶ鼻城の戦い」Takagi Masatsugu「高木正次」Ōkubo Tadasuke「大久保忠佐」Naoe Kagetsuna「直江景綱」Sagoshi Ujitaka「砂越氏雄」Sagoshi Ujifusa「砂越氏維」Honjō Hidetsuna「本庄秀剛」Honjō Saneyori「本庄実乃」Nakajō Fujisuke「中条藤資」Isehime「伊勢姫」Honjō Tokinaga「本庄時長」Takenomata Kiyotsuna「竹俣清綱」Takenomata Masatsuna「竹俣昌綱」Kushibiki Kiyonaga「櫛引清長」Kaji Hidetsuna「加地秀剛」Battle of Tennōji「天王寺の戦い」Hatakeyama Masahisa「畠山政尚」Hatakeyama Akitaka「畠山秋高」Hatakeyama Takamasa「畠山高政」Hatakeyama Masakuni「畠山政国」Aso Koretane「阿蘇惟種」Aso Koremasa「阿蘇惟将」Tozawa Masamori「戸沢政盛」Tozawa Mitsumori「戸沢光盛」Kakizaki Noriie「柿崎憲家」Kakizaki Haruie「柿崎晴家」Kakizaki Kageie「柿崎景家」Kaji Harutsuna「加地春綱」Kanamari Chikatsuna「神余親綱」Ijimino Nobumune「五十公野信宗」Shibata Tsunasada「新発田綱貞」 Higuchi Kanetoyo「樋口兼豊」Irobe Mitsunaga「色部光長」Irobe Nagazane「色部長実」Revolt of Kunohe Masazane「九戸政実の乱」 Kunohe Nobunaka「九戸信仲」Minami Moriyoshi「南盛義」Kita Hidechika「北秀愛」Ishigame Nobufusa「石亀信房」Minami Nagayoshi「南長義」Kemanai Hidenori「毛馬内秀範」Nanbu Yasunobu「南部安信」Nanbu Masayasu「南部政康」Ishikawa Masanobu「石川政信」Ishikawa Takanobu「石川高信」Andō Michisue「安東通季」Akita Toshisue「秋田俊季」Akita Sanesue「秋田実季」Nanbu Toshinao「南部利直」Kamata Harumichi「蒲田治道」Waga Yoshitada「和賀義忠」Waga Tadachika「和賀忠親」Kita Nobukage「北信景」Kunohe Masazane「九戸政実」Kita Chikakazu「北愛一」Kita Munechika「北致愛」Sakuraba Naotsuna「桜庭直綱」Sakuraba Mitsuyasu「桜庭光康」Nanbu Harutsugu「南部晴継」Kita Nobuchika「北信愛」Koide Hideie「小出秀家」Koide Yoshimasa「小出吉政」Katō Sadayasu「加藤貞泰」Katō Mitsuyasu「加藤光泰」Minato Disturbance「湊騒動」Toshima Kyūshin「豊島休心」Andō Shigesue「安東茂季」Andō Takasue「安東堯季」Andō Kiyosue「安東舜季」Matsui Yasuyuki「松井康之」Isonome Hidekane「五十目秀兼」Minagawa Toshimune「皆川俊宗」Andō Chikasue「安東愛季」Minagawa Shigekatsu「皆川成勝」Minagawa Muneshige「皆川宗成」Hijikata Katsuuji「土方雄氏」Oda Nobusada「織田信貞」Chōshūin「趙州院」Shunkōin「春香院」Siege of Kawagoe Castle「河越城の戦い」 Nagao Norikage「長尾憲景」Nagao Norinaga「長尾憲長」Nagao Masanaga「長尾当長」Nagao Akinaga「長尾顕長」Battle of Dōmyōji「道明寺の戦い」Siege of Ichijōdani Castle「一乗谷城の戦い」Yokose Kageshige「横瀬景繁」Oda Masaharu「小田政治」Haga Takatsune「芳賀高経」Battle of Saruyama「猿山合戦」Yūki Masatomo「結城政朝」Ōtomo Yoshimune「大友義統」Battle of Ishigakibaru「石垣原の戦い」Toyama Campaign「富山の役」Conquest of Hida「飛騨征伐」Yokodake Sukemasa「横岳資誠」Shōni Sukemoto「少弐資元」Shōni Motomori「少弐元盛」Shimada Hidemitsu「島田秀満」Yamazaki Naganori「山崎長徳」Kagawa Chikakazu「香川親和」Nihonmatsu Yoshitsuna「二本松義綱」Nihonmatsu Yoshitaka「二本松義孝」Nihonmatsu Yoshitsugu「二本松義継」Ōba Sanzaemon「大庭三左衛門」Myōkōni「妙向尼」Yasuda Kunitsugu「安田国継」Mori Naritoshi「森成利」Mori Yoshitaka「森可隆」Mori Nagauji「森長氏」Mori Nagataka「森長隆」Mori Yoshinari「森可成」Arikawa Sadamasa「有川貞真」Ninth Campaign of Obi「第九飫肥役」Miyahara Kageharu「宮原景晴」Miyahara Kagetane「宮原景種」Mera Norishige「米良短重」Mera Shigekata「米良重方」Yunokizaki Masaie「柚木崎正家」Battle of Kizakibaru「木崎原の戦い」Ōta Sukeyori「太田資頼」Chōsa Munemitsu「帖佐宗光」Ei Hisabue「頴娃久音」Ei Hisatora「頴娃久虎」Shima Chikamasu「島親益」Kaifu Tomomitsu「海部友光」Oyamada Toramitsu「小山田虎満」Kimotsuki Yoshikane「肝付良兼」Kimotsuki Kaneoki「肝付兼興」Kimotsuki Kanetsugu「肝付兼続」 Nejime Shigetake「禰寝重長」Kabayama Tadasuke「樺山忠助」Yokose Yasushige「横瀬泰繁」Maeda Shigekatsu「前田茂勝」Maeda Masakatsu「前田正勝」Maeda Hidemochi「前田玄以」Juami「拾阿弥」Okumura Nagatomi「奥村永福」Murai Nagatsugu「村井長次」Murai Nagayori「村井長頼」Murai Seizō「村井清三」Murai Munenobu「村井宗信」Murai Sadanari「村井貞成」Murai Seiji「村井清次」Murai Sadakatsu「村井貞勝」Maeda Gen’i「前田玄以」Yamanaka Nobunao「山中信直」Yamanaka Mitsuyuki「山中満幸」Yamanaka Katsushige「山中勝重」Yamanaka Sadayuki「山中貞幸」Yamanaka Yukitaka「山中幸高」Amakusa Hisatane「天草久種」Kainō Michimori「戒能通森」Jōjō Sadanori「上条定憲」Suwabe Sadakatsu「諏訪部定勝」Jōjō Masashige「上条政繁」Motoyama Shigetoki「本山茂辰」Yoshida Takayori「吉田孝頼」Jinsenji Bungo「秦泉寺豊後」Battle of Shimantogawa「四万十川の戦い」Battle of Nagahama「長浜の戦い」Aso Conflict「阿蘇合戦」Battle of Seibagaharu「勢場ヶ原の戦い」Kiyota Shigetada「清田鎮忠」Yoshihiro Muneyuki「吉弘統幸」Shiga Chikanori「志賀親度」Hōsatsu War「豊薩合戦」Nyūta Yoshizane「入田義実」Nyūta Chikazane「入田親誠」Ōtomo Yoshiaki「大友義鑑」Kikuchi Takekane「菊池武包」Yasumi Munefusa「安見宗房」Fukuma Nobuharu「福間信治」Sassa Nagaaki「佐々長穐」Saeki Koresada「佐伯惟定」Battle of Kashii「樫井の戦い」Okabe Noritsuna「岡部則剛」Okabe Masatsuna「岡部正綱」Kizawa Fuhan「木沢浮泛」Chōsokabe Kunichika「長宗我部国親」Nakayamada Yasuyoshi「中山田泰吉」Kōsokabe Hidemichi「香宗我部秀通」Kōsokabe Chikahide「香宗我部親秀」Hatakeyama Ariuji「畠山有氏」Hatakeyama Naomasa「畠山尚誠」Chōsokabe Morichika「長宗我部盛親」Jinbō Sukeshige「神保相茂」Okabe Nagamori「岡部長盛」First Battle of Ueda「第一次上田合戦」Uesugi Sadamasa「上杉定正」Miura Takahira「三浦高救」Miura Tokitaka「三浦時高」Siege of Musashi-Matsuyama Castle「松山城風流合戦」Ōsuga Kyūbei-no-jō「大須賀久兵衛尉」Yazawa Yoriyasu「矢沢頼康」Yazawa Yoritsuna「矢沢頼綱」Unno Yukiyoshi「海野幸義」Unno Munetsuna「海野棟綱」Murakami Yoshikiyo「村上義清」Battle of Unnotaira「海野平の戦い」Gakuganji Masakata「楽巌寺雅方」Nezu Motonao「禰津元直」Takeda Nobushige「武田信繁」Collapse at Toishi「砥石崩れ」Sanada Yukitaka「真田幸隆」Nanbada Norishige「難波田憲重」Ōmori Noriyori「大森憲頼」Ōmori Ujiyori「大森氏頼」Ōmori Saneyori「大森実頼」Ōmori Fujiyori「大森藤頼」Uesugi Tomoyoshi「上杉朝良」Yura Sadashige「由良貞繁」Myōin-ni「妙印尼」Ōmiyahime「大宮姫」Nagao Tadakage「長尾忠景」Nagao Akikata「長尾顕方」Nagao Akitada「長尾顕忠」Narita Akiyasu「成田顕泰」Narita Chikayasu「成田親泰」Ōta Sukeaki「太田資顕」Oda Tomooki「小田朝興」Kuroda Toshinori「黒田利則」Kuroda Toshitaka「黒田利高」Kuroda Naoyuki「黒田直之」Narita Ujinaga「成田氏長」Yura Narishige「由良成繁」Chiba Katsutane「千葉勝胤」Watarase Shigeaki「渡瀬繁詮」Bitō Tomonobu「尾藤知宣」Arima Haruzumi「有馬晴純」Arima Noriyori「有馬則頼」Aoyama Munekatsu「青山宗勝」Andō Shigenobu「安藤重信」Arima Toyouji「有馬豊氏」Masuda Motonaga「益田元祥」Kadota Mototsune「門田元経」Ninomiya Naritoki「二宮就辰」Mōri Motoaki「毛利元秋」Izuha Mototomo「出羽元倶」 Kuwayama Kiyoharu「桑山清晴」Miyabe Keijun「宮部継潤」Ogamo Motokiyo「小鴨元清」Gamō Satoyasu「蒲生郷安」Machino Shigeyori「町野繁仍」Yoshimi Masayori「吉見正頼」Hachitsuka Uemon-no-jō「蜂塚右衛門尉」Sugihara Morishige「杉原盛重」Yukimatsu Masamori「行松正盛」Tachihara Hisatsuna「立原久綱」Battle of Yuminohama「弓浜合戦」Machino Takakaze「町野隆風」Siege of Sanbonmatsu Castle「三本松城の戦い」Masuda Fujikane「益田藤兼」Shinagawa Masakazu「品川将員」One-on-One Duel between Yamanaka Yukimori and Shinagawa Masakazu「山中幸盛・品川将員の一騎討ち」Hirano Nagayasu「平野長泰」Battle of Shari Temple「舎利寺の戦い」Hijikata Katsuhisa「土方勝久」Battle of Seki and Kajita「関・加治田合戦」Hokezu Sakinobu「法華津前延」Siege of Tottori Castle by the Amago Revival Army「尼子再興軍による鳥取城の戦い」Battle of Yutokoroguchi「湯所口の戦い」Takeda Takanobu「武田高信」Collapse on Tanomo in Tottori「鳥取のたのも崩れ」Battle of Mihonoseki「美保関の合戦」Doi Kiyoyoshi「土居清良」Takahashi Okimitsu「高橋興光」Kumagai Motonao「熊谷元直」Kumagai Yoshinao「熊谷膳直」Takeda Mitsukazu「武田光和」Shimizu Muneharu「清水宗治」Kikkawa Motoharu「吉川元春」Mizawa Tametora「三沢為虎」Mizawa Tamekiyo「三沢為清」Mitoya Hisasuke「三刀屋久扶」Kamei Hidetsuna「亀井秀綱」Yamanaka Yukimori「山中幸盛」Nagai Hidehiro「長井秀弘」Saitō Toshishige「斎藤利茂」Nagai Nagahiro「長井長弘」Saitō Tatsuoki「斎藤龍興」Nagai Michitoshi「長井道利」Kishi Nobuchika「岸信周」Yaeryoku「八重緑」Satō Tadayoshi「佐藤忠能」Invasion of Chūnō「中濃攻略戦」Second Siege of Taka Castle「第二次高城合戦」Siege of Tenjinyama Castle「天神山城の戦い」Miura Sadahiro「三浦貞広」Naitō Ienaga「内藤家長」Tsuno Chikatada「津野親忠」Hisatake Chikanobu「久武親信」Hisatake Chikanao「久武親直」Kira Chikazane「吉良親実」First Siege of Taka Castle「第一次高城合戦」Siege of Fushimi Castle「伏見城の戦い」Mimura Motochika「三村元親」Shō Motosuke「荘元祐」Mise Incident「三瀬の変」

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