Watanabe Moritsuna

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Watanabe Moritsuna (渡辺 守綱?) (1542–1620) was a Japanese samurai of the Watanabe clan, who served the Tokugawa clan. He submitted to Ieyasu in 1557 and fought in such famous battles as the Battles of Anegawa (1570), Mikatagahara (1573) and Nagashino (1575). He was nicknamed Yari no Hanzo (Spear Hanzo) because of his skill with the spear, but it was also to distinguish him from the Tokugawa ninja Hattori Hanzo who was called Oni no Hanzo (Demon Hanzo).

He died in Nagoya.