Saji Kazunari

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Saji Kazunari (佐治一成?, 1569 – November 16, 1634) was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period and Edo period.[1][2]

Family[edit]

Career[edit]

He was warden of a castle in a province under the control of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi caused Kazunari to marry Oeyo, the sister of a favorite concubine. When Kazunari's support for Tokugawa Ieyasu became known, Hideyoshi took back the woman. She later married Ieyasu's son Tokugawa Hidetada and mothered the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Saji is played by Takehiro Hira in the NHK Taiga drama (2011).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abe, Takeshi (1987). "Saji Kazunari". Sengoku jinmei jiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shinjinbutsu Ōraisha. p. 368. ISBN 4404014120. 
  2. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen R. (2000). The Samurai Tradition, Vol. 2, p. 149; excerpt, "Hideyoshi married Oeyo the younger sister of Yodo-Dono his chief concubine to Saji Kazunari, warden of a castle in a province under his control, but he took her back when her husband assisted Ieyasu, with whom he was then at war."
  3. ^ 大河ドラマ「江」で最初の夫を演じた平岳大、大野城を訪問. Cinema Today (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 May 2013.