Nitta Yoshisuke

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Nitta Yoshisuke (新田義助?) also known as Wakiya Yoshisuke (脇屋義助?) , (1305–1340) was the brother of Nitta Yoshisada in the early fourteenth century, and supported the Southern Court of Emperor Go-Daigo in the Nanboku-chō period, capturing Kamakura with his brother from the Hōjō clan in 1333.

Both Nitta brothers survived the Siege of Kanegasaki (1337) by fleeing to Somayama.[1]

After his brother died, he fled to various parts of Japan including Mino, Owari, and Yoshino.

In 1339, under orders from the new Emperor Go-Murakami, he captured Shiba Takatsune's fortress at Kuromaru. He died while on campaign in Iyo.[1]:68,72-73


  1. ^ a b Sansom, George (1961). A History of Japan, 1334-1615. Stanford University Press. p. 63-64. ISBN 0804705259. 

Additional Reading[edit]

  • McCullough, Helen Craig (1959). "The Taiheiki. A Chronicle of Medieval Japan." 1959. Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo, ISBN 978-0-8048-3538-1.
  • Papinot, E. (1910). "Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan. 1972 Printing. Charles E. Tuttle Company, Tokyo, ISBN 0-8048-0996-8.