Uesugi Kenshin (上杉 謙信?, February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578) was one of the most powerful Daimyo during the Sengoku period. He had several nicknames like the Avatar of Bishamonten and the God of War.
Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵) (c. 1584–June 13 (Japanese calendar: May 19), 1645) was a Japanese swordsman famous for his numerous duels and his distinctive style. He was also the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū style and the author of The Book of Five Rings.
Miyamoto Musashi is one of Japan’s most famous warriors of all time.
Honda Tadakatsu (本多 忠勝?, March 17, 1548 – December 3, 1610) was a daimyo and one of the Four Heavenly Kings of the Tokugawa Shogunate (Tokugawa Shi-Ten-Ou, 徳川四天王). He is known to have worn an antler-horned helmet and a spear called the Dragonfly Cutter. Rumors say that despite being on the front of numerous battles, he has never been wounded.
Sanada Saemon-no-Suke Yukimura (真田 左衛門佐 幸村, 1567 – June 3, 1615 (Keichō 20. 5.7)) was a samurai and probably the most famous of the Sanada clan. He was called “A Hero who may appear once in a hundred years” and “Crimson Demon of War”.
Date Masamune (伊達 政宗, September 5, 1567 – June 27, 1636) was a famous samurai and heir to a long line of daimyo in the Tōhoku region.
He was an outstanding tactician and was known for his trademark crescent moon helmet and his missing eye, which got him his famous nickname “one-eyed dragon”.
Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川 家康, January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was one of the most significant figures in Japanese history. He was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan.
His famous saying: ‘A man’s life is like a long journey bearing a heavy burden.’
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉, February 2, 1536 or March 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a Daimyo, warrior, general and politician. He was the one who unified Japan in the 16th century, and brought an end to the Sengoku period.
His famous quote: ‘When you think you have lost, you have lost. When you think you have won, you have won.’
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