Sengokuchojyugiga Review

In short, I would say that this is Hetalia but for the Sengoku Jidai. Yet, it is more than just a silly shorts series that focuses on the Three Unifiers. Sengokuchojyugiga is an anime series that focuses on the history of the Sengoku Jidai in the style of chōjū-jinbutsu-giga, which is sometimes considered to be … Continue reading Sengokuchojyugiga Review

The Eiroku Incident

Ashikaga Yoshiaki in Samurai Warriors 5 In short, the Eiroku Incident can be described as the following: it is a collection of events that began with the assassination of Ashikaga Yoshiteru and ended with Ashikaga Yoshiaki’s installment as shōgun. It is a complicated time in Sengoku history, mainly due to the power vacuum that was … Continue reading The Eiroku Incident

Matsunaga Hisamichi

Matsunaga clan crest Matsunaga Hisamichi (February 8, 1543?—November 19, 1577) was the illegitimate son of Matsunaga Hisahide and the heir to the Matsunaga clan. Little is known about him and tends to be overshadowed by his more famous father; however, he was the one that was present at the assassination of the thirteenth Ashikaga shōgun, … Continue reading Matsunaga Hisamichi

Sanada Masayuki

Portrait of Sanada Masayuki Sanada Masayuki (1547—July 13, 1611) was a damiyō who controlled Ueda Castle in Shinano Province and is famous for being the father of Sanada Nobuyuki and Sanada Yukimura. He started out being a vassal to the Takeda, however, after the clan fell in 1582, he managed to work his way through … Continue reading Sanada Masayuki


Sanada clan mon There is very little information about this woman, so I apologize for the short article. I was amazed to find that the Japanese Wiki Corpus had an article on her, so most of the information will be coming from that source. Yamanote-dono (?—July 20, 1613) was the wife to Sanada Masayuki and … Continue reading Yamanote-dono

Naitō Joan

Naitō Joan Naitō Joan (c.1549-1626) was a Kirishitan samurai during the Sengoku Jidai and is famous for his role in the failed peace negotiations between the Japanese and the Chinese during the Imjin Wars (1592-1598). Little is known about Joan, for his sister, Julia, is more famous. He is also known by many different names, … Continue reading Naitō Joan


Nagao Masakage (left) with Aya-Gozen (right) Aya-Gozen (1524-March 10, 1609), also known as Sentō-in, was the mother of Uesugi Kagekatsu. Not much is known about her here in the West, only being able to find two articles that talk about her, and unfortunately, one is Wikipedia. It is known that her father was Nagao Tamekage, … Continue reading Aya-Gozen