Battle of Mimikawa

Battle of Mimikawa

The Battle of Mimikawa occurred in 1578 on the island of Kyushu.

The battle involving the forces of daimyō  Ōtomo Sōrin and his vassal Tsunokumo Sekiso. Sekiso warned again this battle, saying they would lose. However, Ōtomo having converted to Christianity said the Lord would ensure they prevailed. Records say between 3 to 20 thousand people died just on Ōtomo’s side. His vassal Sekiso died, but Ōtomo made it out alive and lived for another 9 years.1


1. Yoda, H & Alt, M. (2012) “Ninja Attack: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai and Outlaws” Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.

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Battle of Mimikawa