Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経, 1159 – June 15, 1189) was a general of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura period. Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, ...
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Benkei
Musashibō Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶, 1155–1189), popularly called Benkei, was a Japanese warrior monk (sōhei) who served Minamoto no Yoshitsune. He is commonly depicted as a man of great strength and loyalty,...
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Taira no Kagekiyo
Taira no Kagekiyo (平 景清) (died 1196), also known as Kazusa no Shichirō (上総 七郎), was a samurai of the Taira clan who took part in the Genpei War of Japan, against the Minamoto clan.The son by birth of ...
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Taira no Kiyomori
Taira no Kiyomori (平 清盛, 1118 – March 20, 1181) was a military leader of the late Heian period of Japan. He established the first samurai-dominated administrative government in the history of Ja...
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Tomoe Gozen
Tomoe Gozen (巴 御前) (1157?–1247), pronounced [tomo.e], was a late twelfth-century female samurai warrior (onna bugeisha), known for her bravery and strength. She is believed to have fought in and s...
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Edo period
The Edo period (江戸時代, Edo jidai), or Tokugawa period (徳川時代, Tokugawa jidai), is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of th...
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Harada Sanosuke
Harada Sanosuke (原田 左之助, 1840 – July 6, 1868) was a Japanese warrior (samurai) who lived in the late Edo period. He was the 10th unit captain of the Shinsengumi, and died during the Boshin W...
Hattori Masanari
Hattori Masanari (服部 正就, 1565 – June 3, 1615) was a retainer under the Tokugawa clan during the late Sengoku period of Japanese history. He was the eldest son of Hattori Hanzō.The eldest son...
Nagakura Shinpachi
Nagakura Shinpachi (永倉 新八, May 23, 1839 – January 5, 1915) was the captain of the 2nd troop of the Shinsengumi.
Nagakura Shinpachi Noriyuki, known as Eikichi or Eiji during his childhood...
Serizawa Kamo
Serizawa Kamo (芹沢 鴨; 1826? – October 30?, 1863) was a samurai known for being the original lead commander of the Shinsengumi. He trained in and received a licence in the Shindō Munen-ryū. "Kamo" means...
Yamanami Keisuke
Yamanami Keisuke (山南 敬助, 1833 – March 20, 1865) was a Japanese samurai. He was the General Secretary (Vice Commander) of the Shinsengumi, a special police force in Kyoto during the lat...
Hagiwara Hiromichi
Hagiwara Hiromichi (萩原 広道, March 29, 1815 - January 11, 1863) was a scholar of literature, philology, and nativist studies (Kokugaku) as well as an author, translator, and poet active in late-Edo ...
Miyamoto Musashi in fiction
This is a list of fictional depictions of Miyamoto Musashi, the famous 17th-century Japanese swordsman.
There have been several dozen films and several television series with Miyamoto Musashi in t...
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Akamatsu Mitsusuke
Akamatsu Mitsusuke (赤松 満祐, 1381 - September 25, 1441) was a Japanese samurai of the Akamatsu clan during the Sengoku Period.
Mitsusuke was the son of Akamatusu Yoshinori.
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Beigoma
Beigoma are traditional Japanese spinning top toys.
A small but light pointy shaped toy of approximately 3cm in diameter, it is spun by wrapping a thin 60 cm cord around it, then throwing it while...
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Hodogaya-juku
Hodogaya-juku (程ヶ谷宿, Hodogaya-juku) was the fourth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in Hodogaya-ku in the present-day city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Occ...
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Imagawa Norinobu
Imagawa Norinobu (今川 範叙, 1829 – November 3, 1887) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period. Norinobu was influential in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate, being appointed a wakado...
Komoro Domain
Komoro Domain (小諸藩, Komoro han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Shinano Province in modern-day Nagano Prefecture.In the han system, Komoro was a political and ...
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Mito Domain
Mito (水戸藩, Mito-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Hitachi Province in modern-day Ibaraki Prefecture. In the han system, Mito was a political and economic ab...
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Fujieda-juku
Fujieda-juku (藤枝宿, Fujieda-juku) was the twenty-second of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in what is now part of the city of Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Fuj...
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Matsuura Takanobu
Matsura Takanobu (松浦 隆信, 1529 – April 1, 1599) or Taqua Nombo was a 16th-century Japanese samurai and 25th hereditary lord of the Matsura clan of Hirado. He was one of the most powerful feud...
Yanagawa Domain
Yanagawa Domain (柳河藩, Yanagawa-han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period. It was associated with Chikugo Province in modern-day Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. In the han system...
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Ushū Kaidō
The Ushū Kaidō (羽州街道) was a subroute of the Ōshū Kaidō and the Sendaidō in Japan. It breaks off from the Sendaidō at Kōri-juku in the modern-day Koori in Fukushima Prefecture. It connects to Abura...
Emperor Go-Kōmyō
Emperor Go-Kōmyō (後光明天皇, Go-Kōmyō-tennō, April 20, 1633 – October 30, 1654) was the 110th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.Go-Kōmyō's reign spanned the years...
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Ichimura Tetsunosuke
Ichimura Tetsunosuke (市村 鉄之助, 1854 — ????) was a member of the Shinsengumi and Hijikata Toshizō's page.Although commonly believed to be a fictional character, Ichimura Tetsunosuke was a real ...
Mizuno Tadakuni
Mizuno Tadakuni (水野 忠邦, July 19, 1794 – March 12, 1851) was a daimyō during late-Edo period Japan, who later served as chief senior councilor (Rōjū) in service to the Tokugawa Shogunate. He ...
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Hosokawa Fujitaka
Hosokawa Fujitaka (細川 藤孝, June 3, 1534 – October 6, 1610), also known as Hosokawa Yūsai (細川 幽斎), was a Japanese samurai daimyo of the Sengoku period. Fujitaka was a prominent retainer o...
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Uda-Matsuyama Domain
The Uda-Matsuyama Domain (宇陀松山藩, Uda-Matsuyama han) was a Japanese domain of the Edo period, located in Yamato Province (modern-day Uda, Nara). It was ruled for most of its history by the Oda ...