June 9, 1540|
Heguri, Nara, Japan
|Died||October 21, 1600(aged 60)|
Shima Kiyooki (島 清興, 9 June 1540 – 21 October 1600), also known as Shima Sakon (島 左近), was a Japanese samurai of the late Sengoku period. Shima eventually left the service of the Tsutsui, and eventually joined Ishida Mitsunari under the banner of the Uesugi Clan.
At the Battle of Sekigahara, Shima served as one of Ishida's higher-ranking officers, commanding a unit of 1,000 strong men. Some sources suggest Shima led musketmen and that his position had cannons. He was shot by riflemen led by Kuroda Kanbei's son Nagamasa, forcing him to retreat. He died of his wounds about one month after the battle.
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