Blessed Takayama Ukon

Kanji: 高山右近 Date(s): c.1552-Feburary 3, 1615 Other Known Names: Dom Justo Takayama, Iustus Takayama Ukon, Hikogorō Shigetomo Beatified: February 7, 2017 Feast Day: February 3 Attributes: Sword, Crucifix, Samurai robes Patronage: Persecuted Christians, Japanese immigrants, University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Takayama Clan Mon Blessed Takayama Ukon was a Roman Catholic kirishitan daimyō, martyr, and … Continue reading Blessed Takayama Ukon

Imagawa Yoshimoto

Imagawa Yoshimoto, left, facing death at the Battle of Okehazama. Kanji: 今川 義元 Date(s): 1519-June 12, 1560 Other Known Names: N/A Imagawa Clan Mon   Imagawa Yoshimoto was a daimyo for the provinces Suruga and Tōtömi and was one of the most powerful leaders in the Tokaido region until his death in 1560. Yoshimoto was … Continue reading Imagawa Yoshimoto