Rokkaku Yoshitaka

Rokkaku Yoshitaka
Rokkaku Yoshitaka

Rokkaku Yoshitaka

Rokkaku Yoshitaka (六角 義賢), born in 1521 and dying in 1958, was a Samurai and later Buddhist Monk under the name of Shōtei1.

He was also a warlord (daimyo) who approached Koga clan, with the idea to assasinate Oda Nobunaga. After deliberations they decided on Sugitani Zenjubo to complete the job.2

Rokkaku also created a school of martial arts called the Sasaki-ryū.1

Footnotes

1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Yoda, H & Alt, M. (2012) “Ninja Attack: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai and Outlaws” Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.

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