Satō Tsugunobu

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The death of Tsugunobu. A ukiyo-e by Yōshū Chikanobu.

Satō Tsugunobu (佐藤 継信?, 1158 – 1185) was a Japanese warrior and the brother of Satō Tadanobu. Tsugunobu died in the Battle of Yashima, while protecting Minamoto Yoshitsune from an arrow shot of Taira no Noritsune by riding between Yoshitsune and Noritsune.[1] Tsugunobu was buried in Mure, Kagawa by Taira no Noritsune himself.[2][3]

Tsugunobu and his brother Tadanobu "were 'given' to Yoshitsune by Fujiwara no Hidehira when Yoshitsune left Oshu to join Yoritomo."[3]

Tsugunobu is mentioned in Hagakure in the passage about martial valor.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Tales of the Heike. Translated by Burton Watson. Columbia University Press. 2006. p. 125. ISBN 9780231138031. 
  2. ^ "Tombs of Tsugunobu and Tayuguro". Takamatsu City official web site. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sato, Hiroaki (1995). Legends of the Samurai. Overlook Duckworth. p. 132-133. ISBN 9781590207307. 
  4. ^ Yamamoto, Tsunetomo (2012). Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai. Shambhala Publications. p. 42. ISBN 0834827875.