Sassa Narimasa

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Sassa Narimasa
In this Japanese name, the family name is Sassa.

Sassa Narimasa (佐々 成政?, February 6, 1536 – July 7, 1588), also known as Kura-no-suke (内蔵助), was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku through Azuchi–Momoyama period.[1] Narimasa was born in what is now Nishi-ku, Nagoya (situated in contemporary Aichi District, Owari Province), He became a retainer of Oda Nobunaga in 1550[1] and was granted Etchū Province as a reward for helping Shibata Katsuie fight the Uesugi clan.

He participated in the 1577 Battle of Tedorigawa.[2] After Nobunaga's death, in 1584 he joined Tokugawa Ieyasu in unsuccessfully challenging Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He submitted to Hideyoshi and his life was spared. In 1587, he was given a fief in Higo Province in Kyushu. However, due to difficulties in suppressing a local revolt, he committed suicide (seppuku) by Hideyoshi's instruction in 1588.[1] His daughter married kuge Takatsukasa Nobufusa and they had a son Nobuhisa.[3] [4]


  1. ^ a b c 佐々成政資料館
  2. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (2000). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & C0. p. 228. ISBN 1854095234. 
  3. ^ 鷹司家(摂家)
  4. ^ japan world

See Also[edit]

  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1977). The Samurai. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. pp. 156–160. ISBN 9780026205405.