Haryū Morinobu

針生盛信

Haryū Clan

Bushō

Mutsu Province

Lifespan:  Tenbun 22 (1553) to 8/9 of Kanei 2 (1625)

Other Names:  Minbu

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Haryū

Lord:  Ashina Moriuji

Father:  Haryū Moriaki

Children:  Morinao, Sanenobu

Haryū Morinobu served as a bushō from the Sengoku to early Edo periods.

Morinobu was the great-grandson of Ashina Morishige, the fourteenth head of the Ashina clan.  The Haryū were a cadet family of the Ashina clan primarily engaged in diplomatic affairs.  Morinobu performed important roles under Ashina Moriuji but engaged in a power struggle with Kanagami Moriharu who gained prominence in the era of Moriuji.  This led to a splintering of the Ashina clan.

In 1589, after Date Masamune decimated the Ashina clan, Morinobu served Masamune.

In 1625, Morinobu died at the age of seventy-three.