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“Shibata Katsuie” , the faithful samurai2013.04.24

“Shibata Katsuie” was listed first in vassalage of “Oda Nobunaga” who was supreme samurai ruler in the Warring States period and he had great military power.

When “Oda Nobunaga” was betrayed and killed by “Akechi Mitsuhide” in 1982, struggle for supremacy of Japan began between “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” and “Shibata Katsuie”. Their armies run against each other in “Shizuga-take”. Though “Katsuie” was very strong, as a result of betray of “Maeda Toshiie” who was best friend of “Toyotomi Hideyoshi”, he was defeated in war. Finally, he killed himself.

 Shibata Katsuie

Shibata Katsuie

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After this war, “Shibata Katsuie” disappeared from the stage of history. “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” became the supreme ruler.

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