Jō Chikafuyu

城親冬

Jō Clan

Bushō

Buzen Province

Lifespan:  15xx to 15xx

Rank:  bushō

Title:  Governor of Echizen

Clan:  Jō

Lord:  Ōtomo clan

Father:  Jō Shigemine

Siblings:  Chikafuyu, Shigeteru, Masafuyu, 武東

Children:  Chikamasa, Chikamoto, Takafusa

Jō Chikafuyu served as a bushō during the Sengoku period.  He was a retainer of the Ōtomo clan.

In 1550, Chikafuyu fought for the Ōtomo against Kikuchi Yoshitake.  Thereafter, he became the lord of Kumamoto Castle, governing the Akita and Takuma districts.  During the Eiroku era (1558 to 1570), he retired and transferred the headship of the clan to his eldest son, Jō Chikamasa.  Later, he entered the priesthood, adopting the name of Yukinishi and opened the Tokuei Temple in Buzen Province.