kato-kiyomasa

Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) 
Taiheiki: The Conquest of Shikoku, 1867


In the 1585 Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded the island of Shikoku and seized the territory from local daimyo Chousokabe Motochika. In this ukiyo-e Hideyoshi is depicted on the right side, holding a war fan. Next to him, in the middle of the composition, you can see Kato Kiyomasa, one of Hideyoshi`s gemerals


OH GOD I’M FINALLY DONE

NOW I KINDA GET A MANGAKA’S FEELING WHEN CHASED BY DEADLINES HAHAHAHAHA KINDA

I’m not sure when I can share the actual pages X__X Maybe after results are announced? Idk. 

Kiyomasa stop being ridiculous

I read that Kiyomasa is supposed to be kinda gruff and all MANLY SAMURAI WAR MARTIAL ART ROAR but I keep on seeing the Kiyomasa from the Kumamoto Bushotai making silly faces and I just… SORRY KIYOMASA, I RUINED YOUR PERSONALITY

浮世絵・その他に追加 遠藤茂平 『御物 金鯱之図 明治八年京都大博覧会出品』|森宮古美術*古美術もりみや

明治八年京都大博覧會出品 御物 金鯱之圖 遠藤茂平 1875年

“今を距(さ)ること二百六十六年の昔慶長十五年庚戌徳川氏尾州名古屋の城を築くの時肥後國熊本の領主加藤清正この金鯱を造りて名古屋城天守櫓の鴟尾(むなかハら)に供するものにて明治四年辛未名古屋藩よりこれを官に献納する所なり 全躰ハ金を以て包ミ眼球并ニ齒ハ銀として瞳ハ赤銅にて造る 高サ 八尺七寸 尾ノ開キ 五尺四寸 胴ノ周 七尺三寸 胸鰭ノ開キ 四尺一寸 腹鰭ノ開キ 二尺五寸 眼徑リ 一尺 頭高サ 三尺 鼻ノ幅 二尺六寸 重量 四十餘員の人夫を以て運送(もちはこび)すといふ”

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street of Kato Kiyomasa by kazu saito
Via Flickr:
吉田新田の埋め立てを完成させた吉田勘兵衛が新田守護のため江戸時代にこの辺りに常清寺(現在は久保山に移転)を創建し、その後その境内に清正公堂が開堂されたそうです。熊本から住職を迎えたので清正公信仰ということで加藤清正を祀ったのだそうです。それでこの通りを今も清正公通りといいます。しかし、肝心のなぜ熊本から住職を迎えることになったのかは委細不明のようです。

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DLC costumes for Samurai Warriors Empires 4! More to be released in the upcoming weeks

Legend:
Oda Nobunaga
Uesugi Kenshin
Takeda Shingen
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Hojo Ujiyasu
Mouri Motonari

“Mosho”
Sanada Yukimura
 Keiji Maeda  
Honda Tadakatsu
Shimazu Yoshihiro
Tachibana Ginchiyo 
 Shibata Katsuie
Tachibana Muneshige 

“Wakamusha”
Mori Ranmaru
Ina
Kato Kiyomasa
Kai
 Fukushima Masanori
Shimazu toyohisa
Ii Naomasa 

“Whiz”
Akechi Mitsuhide
Nōhime
Ishida Mitsunari
Todo Takatora
Sanada Nobuyuki
Matsunaga Hisahide
Koshosho

“Shinobi and Swordsman”
Kunoichi
Hattori Hanzo
Nene
Fuma Kotaro
Miyamoto Musashi
Sasaki Kojiro
Yagyū Munenori 

“Love of Prefect”
Oichi
Saika Magoichi
Asai Nagamasa
Naoe Kanetsugu
Aya Gozen
Ii Naotora
Uesugi Kagekatsu 

“Ya’s”
Ishikawa Goemon
Okuni
Date Masamune
Imagawa Yoshimoto
Maeda Toshiie
Chosokabe Motochika
Gracia

同田貫正国 Doutanuki Masakuni

The Doutanuki Swords are a series of practical swords originating from the swordsmiths of the Higo province (modern Kumamoto) in the mid-1500s of the Sengoku Period, during the turmoils of war where mass production of Japanese swords as deadly but disposable commodities were favoured over refined artistic creations. Masakuni is the most renowned sword in the series, forged by Oyama Kozuke no Suke. The famous daimyo Kato Kiyomasa(加藤 清正) was a patron of the Doutanuki swordsmiths, and took their swords, along with the swordsmiths for production on the field, for the army in the Invasion of Korea (1592-1598, still a sensitive topic today) on order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kato was so impressed with the effectiveness of the swords that he gave Oyama Kozuke no Suke one character(正) from his own name, a huge honour for the commoner in those times, thus he changed his signature from Nobuyoshi(信賀) to Masakuni(正国).

Masakuni’s prized feat was done with his owner, the Master Swordsman Sakakibara Kenkichi(1830-1894) during the Meiji Period. As the son of the Shogun Iemochi’s retainer, Sakakibara lived through the tempestuous times of Bakumatsu Period till the Meiji Era. The fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate also marked the end of the samurai class, who fell out of their previous social and economic status especially when the Meiji Government were wary of their dissent. The Sword Abolishment Edict(1876) prohibited anyone except former daimyos, the military and law enforcement officials from carrying weapons in public, dueling was also prohibited. Many swordsmiths turned to making household products instead and former samurais discarded their swords. Without a sponsor, Sakakibara found it hard to maintain his school of swordsmanship financially. He then started to organize competitive kendo performances in hope of raising popularity for the fading art of swordsmanship

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