Date Masamune

Kanji: 伊達 政宗 Dates: September 5, 1567-June 27, 1636 Other Known Names: Bontenmaru (childhood name), Dokuganryu (“One-Eyed Dragon”) Date clan mon Date Masamune was a powerful daimyo who ruled much of northern Japan. He was instantly recognizable for his crescent moon helmet and the eye patch over his right eye. This was due to the … Continue reading Date Masamune

Sakai Tadatsugu

Kanji: 酒井 忠次 Dates: 1527-December 17, 1596 Other Known Names: Unknown Sakai clan mon Sakai Tadatsugu was a daimyo during the Sengoku period who belonged to the senior branch of the Sakai family, which had been divided four generations prior. He was one of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s most distinguished samurai and belonged to an elite group known … Continue reading Sakai Tadatsugu