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Uesugi Kenshin (上杉 謙信, February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578) was a daimyo who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku period of Japan. He was one of the most powerful lords of the Sengoku period. While chiefly remembered for his prowess on the battlefield, Kenshin is also regarded as an extremely skillful administrator who fostered the growth of local industries and trade; his rule saw a marked rise in the standard of living of Echigo.

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from The Lost Treasure Chest

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part Vl

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society-wakeup: Society speaks about the samurai, but not of the ONNA-BUGEISHA, female samurai. In the earlier periods such as the Heian and Kamakura, there were female members of the samurai class who became prominent or even present on the battlefield. The most famous women warriors were Tomoe Gozen and Hangaku Gozen. Women were trained mainly with the naginata because of its versatility against all types of enemies and weapons. They would also use the kaiken – a type of dagger – and the…

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi (February 2, 1536 or March 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier". He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Warring States period.

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Sengoku fashion. Sort of tsubo-shouzoku I think. from here: http://www.chinahistoryforum.com/index.php?/topic/31912-clothing-in-sengoku-period-16th-century-japan/

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