Sakakibara Yasukatsu

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Sakakibara Yasukatsu
2nd Lord of Tatebayashi
In office
1606–1615
Deputy Clan Elders Nakane Kichiemon, Harada Gonzaemon, Murakami Yaemon
Preceded by Sakakibara Yasumasa
Succeeded by Sakakibara Tadatsugu
Personal details
Born 1590
Died June 23, 1615 (age 26)
Nationality Japanese
Spouse(s) Katō Koya (daughter of Katō Kiyomasa)
Children Sakakibara Katsumasa
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Sakakibara".

Sakakibara Yasukatsu (榊原 康勝?, 1590 – June 23, 1615) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period who ruled the Tatebayashi Domain. His court title was Tōtōmi no kami. Yasukatsu was the third son of Sakakibara Yasumasa, who was one of the four chief generals of Tokugawa Ieyasu. As Yasumasa's eldest son Tadamasa was given in adoption to the Osuga family, and the second son Tadanaga died young, Yaskatsu inherited his father's fief and became lord of Tatebayashi, which was rated at 100,000 koku in size. He took part in the winter Siege of Osaka, assisting the hard-pressed forces of Satake Yoshinobu. In the summer siege the following year, he was defeated in Sanada Yukimura's counterattack. Soon after the siege, Yasukatsu died at 26 of a bad case of hemorrhoids.[citation needed] After Yasukatsu's death his son Tadatsugu succeeded him; Tadatsugu's only son Katsumasa became a hatamoto.

Both Yasukatsu and his father Yasumasa are playable characters from the Eastern Army in the original Kessen.

References[edit]

  • Naramoto, Tatsuya (1992). Nihon no kassen: Monoshiri jiten. Tokyo: Shūfu-to-seikatsusha.
  • (Japanese) "Tatebayashi-han" on Edo 300 HTML (accessed 16 Oct. 2008)
  • Turnbull, Stephen (2006). Osaka 1614-15: The Last Battle of the Samurai. (Oxford: Osprey Publishing), p. 38.
Preceded by
Sakakibara Yasumasa
2nd Lord of Tatebayashi
1606-1615
Succeeded by
Sakakibara Tadatsugu