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?), Shima Tomoyuki & Shima Katsutake, 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 Toyotomi 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. His fate remains somewhat of a mystery since he was not on the battlefield after the battle. Some say he died of his wounds about one month after the battle or died trying to escape.
In popular culture
Shima Sakon is a playable character in the Samurai Warriors series since Samurai Warriors 2, as well as in Warriors Orochi 2 and Sengoku Basara 4. Most recently featured in the 2017 game "NiOh" by Team Ninja
|This article does not cite any sources. (July 2007) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|This article about samurai or samurai-related topic is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|