Lifespan: 15xx to Unknown
Other Names: Ukon-dayū, Jirōzaemon
Lord: Oda Nobunaga → Toyotomi Hideyoshi → Hachisuka Iemasa
Children: Shigekatsu (Ukon)
Nakamura Shigetomo served as a bushō during the Sengoku period. He was the lord of Kaifu Castle in Awa Province.
Shigetomo originated from the Nakamura township in Owari Province. He was a small-scale landowner and served Oda Nobunaga, followed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
In 1576, Shigetomo served in the Battle of Tennōji as a member of the Oda army against the Ikkō-ikki army. Together with Hachisuka Masakatsu, he captured many heads among the ikki forces. This was one battle during the Ishiyama War between the Oda and the Ikkō-ikki of the Hongan Temple that last from 1570 to 1580. Later, he moved to Awa Province to become a chief retainer of Hachisuka Iemasa, the founder of the Tokushima domain.
After entering Awa, Shigetomo became the lord Kaifu Castle – one of the Nine Castles of Awa. Shigetomo’s son, Nakamura Shigekatsu, succeeded him as the lord of Kaifu Castle. There is a theory that Shigekatsu was the father of Nakamura Kanzaburō, a first-generation kabuki actor.
In 1600, Shigetomo obeyed Hachisuka Iemasa and is said to have died while climbing Mount Kōya, but the year of his demise is uncertain.