Satō Tsugunobu

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

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

Tsugunobu is mentioned in Hagakure in the passage about martial valor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tombs of Tsugunobu and Tayuguro". Takamatsu City official web site. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Yamamoto, Tsunetomo (2012). Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai. Shambhala Publications. p. 42. ISBN 0834827875.