Andō Munesue

安東宗季

Andō Clan

Bushi

Dewa Province

Lifespan:  14xx to Eishō 11 (1514)

Other Names:  Minato-Jirō (common)

Rank:  bushi

Clan:  Minato-Andō

Father:  Andō Akisue

Children:  Nobusue

Andō Munesue served as a bushi during the late Muromachi and early Sengoku periods.  Munesue was the fifth head of the Minato-Andō clan.

The genealogical records of the Andō clan contain many different accounts.  In particular, with respect to the Minato family, the descendants ceased so the records are confusing.  There are many individuals with the same name as their ancestors, in addition to many name changes and the mixing together of their exploits.  Among the heads of the Minato family over the generations, Munesue has been confirmed from secondary sources in the form of genealogical records in addition to primary sources from shrines and temples.

Munesue was born as the son of Andō Akisue.  There are almost no records of his exploits.  Based on the posting on the ridgepole for construction by Munesue of the Masukawa-Hachiman Shrine in the sixth month of 1491, the Oga Peninsula was within the sphere of influence of the Minato-Andō clan during the Entoku era (1489 to 1492).