Japanese Samurai

Yanagisawa-Yoshiyasu
Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu (柳沢 吉保, December 31, 1658-December 8, 1714) was a samurai of the Edo period. He was a dignitary of the Tokugawa shogunate and a favorite of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun. Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu Career From a young age,...
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Yamaoka-Tesshū
Yamaoka Tesshū (山岡 鉄舟), also known as "Ono Tetsutarō" or "Yamaoka Tetsutarōne", born on June 10, 1836 in Edo, Japan and died of stomach cancer at the age of 52 on July 19, 1888, was a Japanese samurai who played...
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Yamakawa-Hiroshi
Baron Yamakawa Hiroshi (山川浩) (December 4, 1845 - March 6, 1898) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who became a famous general of the Japanese Imperial Army in the early Meiji era. He was a servant of...
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Watanabe-Kazan
Watanabe Kazan, born October 20, 1793 in Edo, now Tōkyō, and died November 23, 1841, was a Japanese genre painter and portraitist.His real name was Watanabe Sadayasu, his nicknames Shian and Hakuto, his pet name Nobori, and his brush names...
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Yamagata-Masakage
Yamagata Masakage (山県 昌景, born in 1524 and died on June 27, 1575) was one of the 24 generals of Shingen Takeda. A Sengoku era samurai in the service of the Takeda clan, he was the younger brother of Toramasa...
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