Fifteen Generals of the Saionji

西園寺十五将

Saioniji Clan

Bushō

Iyo Province

The Fifteen Generals of the Saionji refers to fifteen representative bushō associated with the Saionji clan (a sengoku daimyō) based in the Uwa region of Iyo Province in Shikoku.  This group was comprised of Saionji Kinhiro (the eighth head of the Iyo-Saionji clan) and those serving under him during the Sengoku period.

The members of this group included:

  • Saionji Kinhiro, the lord of Kurose Castle
  • Saionji Nobuhisa, the lord of Marugushi Castle (later known as Uwajima Castle)
  • Kajūji 基栓, the lord of Tokiwa Castle
  • Shimazu Michiaki, the lord of Tengamori Castle
  • Hokezu Sakinobu, the lord of Hokezuhon Castle
  • Imaki Yoshisada, the lord of Kanayama Castle
  • Doi Kiyoyoshi, the lord of Ōmori Castle
  • Kōno Michikata, the lord of Takamori Castle
  • Chikurinin Sanechika, the lord of Ichinomori Castle
  • Watanabe Noritada, the lord of Kagomori Castle
  • Kitanokawa Chikayasu, the lord of Mitaki Castle
  • Uonashi Chikayoshi, the lord of Ryūgamori Castle
  • Utsunomiya Noritsuna, the lord of Shiraki Castle
  • Utsunomiya Fusatsuna, the lord of Hagimori Castle
  • Minakata Chikayasu, the lord of Moto Castle