Aiura Nagato




Echigo Province

Lifespan:  15xx to Fifth month of Tenshō 5 (1577)

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Aiura

Lord:  Uesugi Kenshin

Aiura Nagato served as a bushō during the Sengoku and Azuchi-Momoyama periods.  He was a retainer of Uesugi Kenshin of Echigo Province.

During the First Siege of Nanao Castle in the Kashima District of Noto Province, after Kenshin returned to Echigo, Nagato remained to defend Tomiku Castle in the Hakui District of Noto.  In the fifth month of 1577, Nagato incurred a counterattack by the Noto-Hatakeyama army led by Chō Tsugutsura and took his own life.