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Hatsu & Go

Hatsu

She was born in 1570 as a daughter of AZAI Nagamasa and Ichi. She was a younger sister of Chacha and an elder sister of Go. As Nagamasa was killed by her uncle ODA Nobunaga and she and her sisters were brought up by Nobunaga, then SHIBATA katsuie, second husband of their mother Ichi. After Katsuie committed suicide with Ichi at the Battle of Shizugatake.

They went to live with HASHIBA (Later TOYOTOMI) Hideyoshi. Though Chacha became a concubine of Hideyoshi, she married KYOGOKU Takatsugu in 1587. At the Battle of Sekigahara, Takatsugu took the side of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu. After his death, she became a nun and called herself Jokoin. She made an effort for the reconciliation after the winter campaign of the Siege of Osaka. Later she was baptised a Catholic.

In this series, she tries to mediate between the Toyotomis and Ieyasu but was ignored by Acha no Tsubone and Okurakyo no Tsubone. And she tells SANADA Nobushige (Yukimura) to encourage Chacha.

The image shows Shoko Haida as Hatsu

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Go

She was the youngest of the Azai sisters. Like Chacha and Hatsu, she was brought up by her uncle Oda Nobunaga and Shibata Katsuie after her father death. She is thought to have been born in 1573. She married SAJI Kazunari but was divorced and then remarried Toyotomi Hidekatsu, adopted son of Hideyoshi but he died of a disease soon.

After that she became a wife of Tokugawa Hidetada, heir of Ieyasu and had five children. Their eldest son Iemitsu became the third shogun and their eldest daughter Sen was a wife of Toyotomi Hideyori. Their youngest daughter Matsu, later Kazuko married the Emperor Gomizunoo, and so Go is related to the Imperial Family by blood.

In this series, she is described as a strong-willed woman and often frightens her husband Hidetada. However she worries about Sen and Chacha during the Siege of Osaka.

The image shows Seiko Niizuma as Go

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The images are from the official website (Hatsu) and the DVD series of "Sanada Maru" (Go).
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Sanada Maru episodes 37-39

Episodes of Sanada Maru

Episode 37 Nobuyuki

Though beaten in the war against the TOKUGAWA Ieyasu, SANADA Masayuki keeps hunting the remnants of the Tokugawas and is stopped by Nobuyuki. In October 1600, Ueda Castle is told to surrender and there is possibility that they are executed by Ieyasu.

 

Nobuyuki and his father-in-law HONDA Tadakatsu petition Ieyasu to reduce their penalty. Then Ieyasu tells Nobuyuki to change one of the letters of his name. he changes the letter of “yuki” to disown his father (*). Then Ieyasu plans not to give Masayuki any opportunity to participate in any war.

 

Nobuyuki is granted is father’s fief in Ueda and becomes to rule both Ueda and his original fief Numata. On the other hand, Masayuki, Nobuyuki, their family members except Kaoru and vassals are exiled to Kudoyama, the villafe lies at the foot of Mt. Koya.

 

Episode 38 Masayuki

They are given a simple house in Kudoyama and is kept under survelliance. Though HONDA Masanobu begs Ieyasu to parson them, he flatly refuses it. Besides he estsablished Tokugawa Government and make his granddaughter Sen marry Hideyori, son of TOYOTOMI HIdeyoshi.

 

One day in 1606, Nobushige happens to meet ITABEOKA Kosetsusai who says that something is still burning in his eyes. In Kyoto, Ieyasu meets Hideyori to display him his authority. Hideyosi grows into an amazing young man and it surprises him. HONDA Masanobu tells him that if Hideyori is mediocre, he will not threaten Ieyasu and can live long.


After that, KATO Kiyomasa dies suddenly and it's rumoured that he was poisoned. And in Kudoyama, Masayuki becomes ill and shows Nobuyuki the paper about strategy written by himself it as if he leaves a will to him. In 1611, he sees his deceased lord TAKEDA Shingen in a vision and dies.


Episode 39 Saigetsu (As Time Goes By)

Nobuyuki visits Kudoyama and Nobushige tells him that they hurt for money though Kiri and Sasuke earn little money. He promises he will send enough money to support their lives. They are familiar with the lives in Kudoyama but Nobuyuki plans to appeal Kodai-in, former Kita no Mandokoro (Nei) to pardon them but Ono-no Otsu-u, who mediated her and him says it’s in vain.

 

A woman visits Kudoyama then. She is Taka, daughter of TOYOTOMI Hidetsugu who was saved execution and escaped to Luzon when his father committed suicide. She says she is a  concubine of Nobushige and shows them a flat braid. Nobushige tries to make it by themselves and Kiri and Haru makes samples.


He asks Chobei to sell it and they receive ten per cent of the sales. Thanks to the income, they have a banquet one night but Daisuke practices go because he is always beaten by TAKANASHI Naiki. When Nobushige is ourside, someone calls him. It is AKASHI Teruzumi, who formerly served UKITA Hideie.


(*) He changes the letter "yuki (幸)" that is also used in his father's name Masayuki to "yuki (之)" to disown his father.  


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Masayuki (Masao Kusakari) leaves his strategy and dies in 1611

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Chobei

Chobei is a fictional figure. He is a village headman of Kudoyama.

In this series, he suspects SANADA Masayuki, Nobushige and their family members and vassals when they are exiled to Kudoyama. But he and the villagers become friendly with them and are taught how to make Sanada himo, a kind of braid and its proceeds supports the finance of the village. He cooperates with them when they escape from there.

The image shows Ryo Kinomoto as Chobei
(From the DVD series of "Sanada Maru")
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Children of SANADA Nobushige

Daisuke

For the details of him, please click SANADA Daisuke.

Ume

She was the third daughter of SANADA Nobushige. In the summer campaign of the Siege of Osaka, she escaped from Osaka Castle and captured by KATAKURA Shigenaga, vassal of DATE Masamune. Then she was adopted by the Takigawas or the Oyamadas and married Shigenaga.

In this series, she is the only daughter of Nobushge and Haru. She is born in Kudoyama and named Ume after Nobushige's first concubine. She stays in Osaka Castle with Haru, her younger brother Daihachi, TAKANASHI Naiki, HOTTA Sakubei and Kiri. But when the castle is in danger, she escaped there with Haru and Daihachi and sheltered by Date Masamune.

The image shows Nanako Ode as Ume
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Daihachi


He was the second son of Nobushige and Haru. He is said to have died after having left Osaka Castle but was alive and departed for Sendai ruled by Date Masamune. Then he served the Dates and changed his family name into Katakura. He was succeeded by his son Tatsunobu and his descendant Yukiyoshi changed the family name into Sanada again. His line remains until now as the Sendai Sanada family.

In this series, he is still an infant. Like his mother and sister, he escaped from Osaka and sheltered by Masamune.

The image shows Shoma Aida as Daihachi
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Sue


She was born between Nobushige and his concubine Ume, younger sister of Hotta Sakubei. She didn't live in Kudoyama and married ISHIAI Juzo, a son of shoya (*) who ran honjin, inn for daimyo in Chiisagata, Shinano.

In this series, she is the only daughter of Nobushige and Ume and brought up by her uncle Sakubei after her mother's death. She doesn't take to her father Nobushige easily but loves Sakubei as father. She once visits Nobuyuki in Edo and marries Juzo later.

The image shows Yuri Tsunematsu as Sue

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(*)Shoya means farm owner or headman of village. 

The images are from the DVD series of "Sanada Maru".

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Taka

She was a daughter of TOYOTOMI Hidetsugu and a concubine of SANADA Nobushige. Though her father Hidetsugu, his concubines and children were executed in 1595, she could evade it and became a concubine of Nobushige. Her real name is unknown but it is true that she was officially called Ryuseiin.

She gave birth to his daughter O-Den in 1604. During the Siege of Osaka, she and her daughter lived with Zuiryuin (Nisshuni, mother of Hidetsugu). Later O-Den married IWAKI Nobutaka, lord of Kameda domain in Dewa, current Akita and Yamagata. She dedicated the armour with the six coins, family crest of the Sanadas to local temple Myokeiji.

In this series, she is described as a woman who eludes the pursuit of TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi's soldiers and escapes to Luzon (the Philippines) by the good offices of a merchant called NAYA Sukezaemon. She once visits Nobushige and his family, Kiri and her father Naiki in Kudoyama and brings them a flat braid. As they have trouble making a living there, they make braids imitating it and villagers sell them.

The image shows Yukino Kishii as Taka
(From the DVD series of "Sanada Maru")

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Izumo no O-Kuni

She is said have been a daughter of a smith in Izumo and became a shrine maiden of Izumo Shrine. Later she toured the whole country to solicit contributions for the shrine.

Around 1600, she distinguished herself as a man and performed kabuki odori. It gained popularity in Kyoto. According to some references, she visited Nyoin Gosho (*) and Fushimi Castle and performed her dance. At first her dance was that of young girls but became to be the one whose subject was the love of kabukimono (**) and prostitute and was popular in red-light districts. Such performance was sometimes accompanied by prostitution.

Therefore, kabuki odori was regarded undesirable and gradually controlled by the Tokugawa shogunate. After that it changed to the one performed by young men. But it was prohibited also and became to be performed by adult men only.

In this series, she has her dance company and tour many provinces accepting the invitations of daimyos. One day they are invited by TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi and perform in the presence of him. Then SANADA Nobushige finds his missing sister Matsu among the dancers and asks her for taking her home with Masayuki who visits Osaka. She sccepts it because she is the worst dancer in the company. and in the Siege of Osaka in 1615, her successor who is called O-Kuni also visits soldiers.

(*) The palace of the Empress Dowager who became a nun.
(**) The young guys whose costumes, hair-styles, and performances are eccentric and lived in idleness in the early 17th cenury. The word "kabuki" comes from this.

The image shows Sylvia Grab as Izumo no O-Kuni
(From the DVD series of Sanada Maru)

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TOKUGAWA Hidetada

TOKUGAWA Hidetada was a second shogun of Tokugawa shogunate, heir of Tokugawa Ieyasu and father of Tokugawa Iemitsu, Tadanaga and Sen. He was born in Hamamatsu, Totomi and married O hime, adopted daughter of TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi. But he was forced to divorce her and remarried Go, daughter of AZAI Nagamasa, adopted daughter of Hideyoshi and the youngest sister of Yodo Dono (Chacha).

He became a shogun in 1605. It made Yodo Dono who thought her son Hideyori would succeed Ieyasu angry and then the relationship between the Tokugawas and the Toyotomis became unstable. It caused the Siege of Osaka at last. After the war, his father Ieyasu died and he laid the foundation of the shogunate.

Moreover, he tried to control the Imperial court and temples and shrines. He prohibited priest wear purple garb, the one for highest-ranking priest without the permission of shogun and opposed against the Emperor Gomizunoo in this respect. However, he made his daughter Masako marry him and their daughter Princess Okiko became the Empress Meisho later.

The Battle of Sekigahara was supposed to be his first battle. But on the way he suffered from bad weather and the schemes of SANADA Masayuki, lord of Ueda Castle and couldn't participate in the battle. It made his father Ieyasu angry. Then he learned from it and hurried to Osaka when the winter campaign of the siege of Osaka occurred. But it incurred the displeasure of Ieyasu again. He told his son that a shogun should not behave hastily.

He died in 1632 and was buried at the Taitoku-in Mausoleum.

In this series, he is described as a rather rash man who is advised ironically by HONDA Masanobu, one of senior vassals of Ieyasu. He usually feels small in his father's presence and has sympathy for SANADA Nobuyuki in this respect.

The images shows Gen Hoshino as Tokugawa Hidetada
(From the official website of "Sanada Maru")

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Kiri

She was a daughter of TAKANASHI Naiki and became a concubine of SANADA Nobushige. They had a daughter later.

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Kiri (Masami Nagasawa) in her younger days

In this series, she is described as one of his friends and acts with him as long as he lives. She is a cheerful, talkative and tends to interrupt people while they are talking. She becomes to serve the Sanadas as maid and knows that Ume becomes a concubine of Nobushige. Though she is her friend also but when she feels jealous with her.

After the death of Ume in the Battle of Ueda in 1585, she accompanies Nobushige who visits Osaka with UESUGI Kagekatsu. Then he becomes one of the guards (Umamawari-yaku) of TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi and tells her to return to Ueda and serve the Sanadas again. But she serves Nei, wife of Hideyoshi and is taken into the confidence of Toyotomi Hidenaga, nephew of Hideyoshi. It makes Nobushige feel uneasy.

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Kiri becomes a maid of Nei, wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

However Hidenaga is made to commit suicide because of his scandal. And Nobushige marries Haru, daughter of OTANI Gyobu Yoshitsugu. But their relationship doesn't change so much. After the death of Hideyoshi, Nei decides to become a nun and discharges many of her maids. Then she serves the Hosokawas though the outbreak of the battles that result in the Battle of Sekigahara make her, Kaoru and Haru be sheltered in the residence of Yoshitsugu.

After the Battle of Sekigahara, she and Haru accompany SANADA Masayuki, Nobushige and Naiki and live in Kudoyama. Though they are exiled, she enjoys the life there that reminds her of the life in Ueda. And she encourages Nobushige who does't know what he should do after being invited to participate in a war (the Siege of Osaka) against the Tokugawas.

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Kiri serves Chacha after the outbreak of the Siege of Osaka

Then she accompanies Nobushige and his family and serves Chacha (Yodo Dono) in Osaka Castle. On the night before the final battle, Nobushige hugs her for the first time but she says to him,
"It's too late".

On the following day, she is told to send Sen to the headquarter of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu and sees Nobushige fight against the army of the Tokugawas. After making Sen meet her grandfather Ieyasu and her father Hidetada, she disappears.

The images are from the DVD series of "Sanada Maru"


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Kaoru (Yamate Dono)

Kaoru (Yamate Dono*) was a wife of SANADA Masayuki. Some say that she was from an aristcrat family but others say she was an adopted daughter of TAKEDA Harunobu (Shingen) or daughter of UDA Yoritada who served TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi and his brother Hidenaga.

She married Masayuki around 1564 and had three children - Muramatsu Dono, Nobuyuki and Nobushige. After the fall of the Takedas, she and her family escaped to Ueda. And she and Chikurinin, later name of the wife of Nobushige were sheltered by OTANI Yoshitsugu during the battles related to the Battle of Srekigahara. When Masayuki and Nobuyuki were exiled to Kudoyama, she continued to stay in Ueda and became a nun later. She died in 1613.

In this series, she is described as an ostentatious woman. She calls herself as a daughter of KIKUTEI Harusue, an aristocrat in Kyoto and loves elegant life but was a maid of the family in reality. when her husband Masayuki is exiled to Kudoyama, she decides to stay in the residence of Nobuyuki in Edo and ends her life there.

(*) Yamate Dono is used to address the wife of Sanada Masayuki but she is not called so in this series.

The image shows Atsuko Takahata as Kaoru
(From the DVD series of "Sanada Maru")

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Sanada Maru Episodes 34-36

Episodes of Sanada Maru

Episode 34  Kyohei (Uprising)

ISHIDA Mitsunari is told to be confined but the administration without him doesn't go well. In February 1599, he makes a comeback. Nei decides to become a nun so Kiri, who serves Nei is going to serve the Hosokawas. In the next month, leading figure MADA Toshiie dies and it encouragws those who are against Mitsunari and finally TOKUGAWA Ieyasu orders him to retire from his position. Then he departs for Sawayama Castle in his fief.

After that Ieyasu enters Fushimi Castle and tells Nobushige to serve him but he refuses it. Ieyasu, the actual governor of Japan now gives notice to UESUGI Kagekatsu who is suspected to rebel against him. But his vassal NAOE Kanetsugu sends a letter calld Naoejo, that says the rumour of rebellion is not true and the Uesugis are busy with building castle town in Aizu. It makes Ieyasu unsatisfied and he decides to attack Kagekatsu.

SANADA Masayuki receives a letter from the Uesugis that asks him to fight against Ieyasu together. On the other hand, Ieyasu asks Chacha for some amount of money. Besides he asks her to permit him the use of the Toyotomis' battle flags to justify his attack to the Uesugis. Though Okura-kyo no Tsubone opposes, Chacha permits it. After he marched to the East, some daimyos as UKITA Hideie, KOBAYAKAWA Hideaki and KATAGIRI Katsumoto discuss to defeat Ieyasu.

Episode 35  Inubushi

Women of the Sanadas leave Osaka to avoid the war in the near future. Ina, wife of SANADA Nobuyuki who is a daughter of HONDA Tadakatsu, vassal of Ieyasu promises her husband not to communicate with her father secretly. In Osaka, the daimyos includes ISHIDA Mitsunari prepare for the war against the Tokugawas. But KOBAYAKA Hideaki is tired of fighting and is told by his vassal ITABEOKA Kosetusai, who is a spy in reality how to behave during the war.

In July 1600, Fushimi Castle is attacked and it triggers the series of battles related to the Battle of Sekigahara. OTANI Yoshitsugu writes to the daimyos who still cannot decide which side they should take and suggest them that they should support ISHIDA Mitsunari. As his illness prevents him from writing letters, Mitsunari assists him and finishes it. SANADA Masayuki receives it and is shocked at the rash act of Mitsunari that makes his plan disturbed.

That night Masayuki, Nobuyuki and Nobushige talk about how they should do at Inubushi where their camp is established. Masayuki hopes the return of trubulous times but it's impossible after the unifitication of whole country by ODA Nobunaga and TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi. Nobuyuki says that he will take the sides of Ieyasu for his father-in-law is HONDA Tadakatsu. Then Both Masayuki and Nobushige take the side of Mitsunari and winner(s) will help loser(s) as possible after the war (*).

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Sanada Nobushige (Masato Sakai, right) is reluctant to part from his brother Nobuyuki (Yo Oizumi)

Episode 36  Shobu (Fight)

Nobuyuki left Inubushi and takes the side of Ieyasu while Masayuki and Nobushige meets Ina, Ko and their children. Ina hears that Nobuyuki took the side of Ieyasu and says it's characterestic of him. After that, Masayuki and Nobushige visit Numata Castle of Nobuyuki with vasssla but Ina and Ko never allow them to enter the castle because they are enemies. Masayuki smiles wryly and says that Nobuyuki has a good wife.

TOKUGAWA Hidetada attacks Ueda Castle. Nobuyuki who communicates with his brother secretly and fights against him not seriously but in a set manner. In addition, the soldiers of the Sanadas confuse Hidetada's army and steal their rations. It keeps raining for several days and Kan River near Ueda has risen. Hidetada is forced to retreat and marches to the west obeying the order of his father.

Masayuki and TAKANASHI Naiki see their retreat in the rain. Masayuki to Nobushige,
"You should do your best before the war begins."
And in Sekigahara, the battle of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu and ISHIDA Mitsunari is going to start but the Sanadas celebrate the victory and they suggest where the two armies meet. Then Sasuke comes in and tells them that the West army of Ishida Mitsunari was defeated and Mitsunari himself is missing.

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Ina (Yo Yoshida, left) and Ko (Satomi Nagano) don't allow their father-in-law enter Numata Castle

(*) This is called "Inubushi no wakare" (Parting at Inubushi), one of famous episodes in the history of the Sanadas.

The images are from the official website of "Sanada Maru".

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