Nabeshima Mitsushige

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Nabeshima Mitsushige (鍋島 光茂, July 10, 1632 – July 2, 1700) was a Japanese daimyō of the early Edo period.[1] He was famed for his forbidding of junshi, the form of traditional suicide whereby a retainer followed his lord in death. It was because of this dislike for junshi that one of his favorite retainers Yamamoto Tsunetomo went after his death to pen the Hagakure.


  1. ^ "第2代 鍋島光茂". Nabeshima Chokokan Museum. Retrieved 2015-10-17.