Eight Tigers of the Kuroda

黒田八虎

Kuroda Clan

Chikuzen Province

Gotō Mototsugu

Kuriyama Toshiyasu

The Eight Tigers of the Kuroda were comprised of a group of relatives and hereditary retainers from among the Twenty-Four Elite of the Kuroda representing elite retainers of Kuroda Nagamasa, a bushō, daimyō, and the first lord of the Fukuoka domain in Chikuzen Province in the early Edo period.  All of these members served the Kuroda clan beginning in the era of Nagamasa’s father, Kuroda Yoshitaka, a bushō and Christian daimyō

The members include: Gotō Mototsugu, Inoue Yukifusa, Kuriyama Toshiyasu, Kuroda Kazushige, Kuroda Naoyuki, Kuroda Toshinori, Kuroda Toshitaka, and Mori Tomonobu.