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Akechi Mitsuhide (Japanese Daimyo)

Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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Born: 1528
Died: 1582

[flag of Akechi Mitsuhide]
by Jaume Ollé

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by Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 February 2023

In 1568, he became a vassal of Oda Nobunaga. He was a brave general and capable administrator who was well versed in Kyoto and the Kinai region and attained the position of commander of the Kinai area army. Although he defeated Oda Nobunaga at the Honnoji Incident in 1582, he was defeated by Hideyoshi in the battle of Yamazaki and killed by the local people. The war banner has sky blue background with three white bell flowers. Mitsuhide's Kamon family emblem "Sky blue bell flower" is said to have been a colorful family emblem with a specific color designated for the emblem itself, which was rare in Japan.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 February 2023

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