Shitennō (Tokugawa clan)

Shitennō (Tokugawa clan)

The nihongo|Four Heavenly Guardians of the Tokugawa clan|徳川四天王|Tokugawa-shitennō| were four famous Japanese samurai generals serving Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Sengoku Period through early Edo period:

*Honda Tadakatsu
*Sakakibara Yasumasa
*Sakai Tadatsugu
*Ii Naomasa

Each of these four generals went on to found one of the prominent fudai daimyo families of the Edo period.

References

*ja icon [http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BE%B3%E5%B7%9D%E5%9B%9B%E5%A4%A9%E7%8E%8B Japanese Wikipedia article on the Shitennō] (23 Sept. 2007)

Further reading

*Bolitho, Harold (1974). "Treasures among men; the fudai daimyo in Tokugawa Japan". New Haven: Yale University Press.


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