Katakura Shigenaga

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Katakura Shigenaga (片倉 重長, 1585 – May 16, 1659) was a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. The son of Katakura Kagetsuna, Shigenaga was the second man to bear the common name Kojūrō.[1] His name was originally Shigetsuna; however, to avoid conflict with the fourth shogun Ietsuna's name, he changed it to Shigenaga.[1] In 1614, he took part in the Osaka Campaign, fighting Gotō Matabei at Dōmyōji Temple.[2]

Shigenaga's second wife was the daughter of Sanada Yukimura, and following the Osaka Campaign, Shigenaga assisted many of the masterless former Sanada retainers.

He was succeeded by his son Kagenaga.

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Preceded by
Katakura Kagetsuna
Shiroishi-Katakura family head
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Succeeded by
Katakura Kagenaga