Wanna be an evangelist of Japanese culture: Shibata Katsuie

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shibata Katsuie

Shibata Katsuie was a chief retainer of Oda Nobunaga.
Katsuie originally served Nobuhide who was the father of Nobunaga, and after the death of Nobuhide, he served Nobuyuki who was the younger brother of Nobunaga.
After that, Nobuyuki revolted against Nobunaga and he was killed by Nobunaga, and Katsuie served Nobunaga.

Katsuie is known as a strong general.
He performed great deeds in many battles.
For that reason he took the position of the chief retainer.
He was known as a valiant military commander, in addition, he had a talent of domestic administration, so he governed his feudal estate well.

After death of Nobunaga, he was reversed the position by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
He opposed Hideyoshi, then it developed into battle, and Katsuie defeated.
At that time, he killed himself with his wife named Oichi who was the younger sister of Nobunaga.