Imagawa Ujizane (今川 氏真?, 1538 – January 27, 1615) was a Japanese daimyo who lived from the mid-Sengoku through early Edo periods. He was the son of Imagawa Yoshimoto, and the father of Imagawa Norimochi and Shinagawa Takahisa.
Ujizane was born in Sunpu; he was the eldest son of Imagawa Yoshimoto. In 1554, he married the daughter of Hōjō Ujiyasu (Lady Hayakawa) as a means of cementing the three-way alliance between the Imagawa, Takeda, and Hōjō clans. Ujizane inherited family headship in 1558, when his father retired in order to focus his attention on the Imagawa advance into Tōtōmi and Mikawa Provinces.
Fall of the Imagawa clan
After Yoshimoto's death Imagawa Ujizane was attacked by Shingen and Ieyasu. Ujizane later retaliated against the landlocked Takeda clan with a salt embargo. This had little effect because Uesugi Kenshin took the opportunity to sell salt to the Takeda, and only resulted in the downfall of the Imagawa clan. He enjoyed playing Kemari and poetry.
Later Years and Death
- Father: Imagawa Yoshimoto (1519-1560)
- Stephen Turnbull, Samurai: The World of the Warrior (London: Osprey Publishing, 2003), p. 224.
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