Andō Narisue


Andō Clan


Dewa Province

Lifespan:  14xx to 14xx

Other Names:  Tarō (common), Morisue

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Andō (Minato branch)

Bakufu:  Muromachi

Father:  Andō Kanosue

Children:  Andō Koresue

Andō Narisue served as a bushō during Muromachi period.  Narisue served as the second head of the Minato branch of the Andō clan in Dewa Province.

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, Nobusue has been confirmed from secondary sources in the form of genealogical records in addition to primary sources from shrines and temples.

The Andō clan originated from the environs of Tosaminato in Tsugaru in Mutsu Province, a gōzoku with operations in ocean transport to facilitate trade with the peoples of the Ezo territories. 

In 1395, Andō Kanosue, upon orders of his older brother, Andō Morisue, founded a cadet family in the Akita District of Dewa which was referred to as the Kaminokuni, or Minato family.  Narisue succeeded his father and, in 1436, constructed Minato Castle.  Under another theory, Minato Castle was built in the middle of the fourteenth century.

Narisue was succeeded by his son, Andō Koresue.