Shima Sakon

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Shima Sakon
島 左近
Shima Sakon
Born (1540-06-09)June 9, 1540
Heguri, Nara, Japan
Died October 21, 1600(1600-10-21) (aged 60)

Shima Kiyooki (島 清興, 9 June 1540 – 21 October 1600), also known as Shima Sakon (島 左近), Shima Tomoyuki & Shima Katsutake, was a Japanese samurai of the late Sengoku period. Shima eventually left the service of the Tsutsui, and eventually joined Ishida Mitsunari under the banner of the Toyotomi Clan.

At the Battle of Sekigahara, Shima served as one of Ishida's higher-ranking officers, commanding a unit of 1,000 men. Some sources suggest Shima led musketmen and that his position had cannons. He was shot by riflemen led by Kuroda Kanbei's son Nagamasa, forcing him to retreat. His fate remains somewhat of a mystery since he was not on the battlefield after the battle. Some say he died of his wounds about one month after the battle or died trying to escape.

In popular culture

Sakon is a playable character in the Samurai Warriors series since Samurai Warriors 2, as well as in Warriors Orochi 2 and Sengoku Basara 4. More recently, Sakon was featured as a supporting antagonist in Team Ninja's 2017 video game Nioh.

See also

External links

  • Portraits of the Samurai: Sakon Shima
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