World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Iriki-In Shigetomo

Article Id: WHEBN0004172527
Reproduction Date:

Title: Iriki-In Shigetomo  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1544 deaths, Daimyo, Akechi Mitsutsuna, Iwanari Tomomichi, Nomi Munekatsu
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Iriki-In Shigetomo

Iriki-In Shigetomo (入来院 重朝, d. 1544), the son of Iriki-In Shigetoshi, was a vassal under the Shimazu clan of Satsuma. The lord of the Shimazu clan, Shimazu Katsuhisa, suffered the rebellion of a kinsman, Sanehisa, and was forced to flee Satsuma during the year of 1526. The Shimazu clan head was then passed on to Katsuhisa's eldest son, Shimazu Takahisa. Even though Takahisa was the new head, Katsuhisa still had authority over a good amount of land. Considering Shigetomo's lands were very close to that of the Shimazu's, he found himself in conflicts between the Sanehisa around Momotosugi.

In Katsuhisa's attempt to increase the prestige of the Iriki-In clan, he awarded Shigetomo with the Momotosugi Castle. Katsuhisa also rewarded their clan with the Koriyama Castle the following year.

During 1539, Shigetomo stormed the Momotsugi in a night raid. This event increased Shigetomo's reputation, earning the respect of Shimazu Takahisa, and earning a new castle. During the following year, Shigetomo overcame many forts such as the Hirasa, Kuma no sho, Miyasato, Tazaki, and Takea, also gaining prominence within Satsuma for his clan. During the year to follow however, Shigetomo and Shimazu Takahisa's relationship between each other began to sour. This was due to rumors that Shigetomo was plotting a rebellion against Takahisa, even though Shigetomo's younger sister was the wife of Takahisa and mother of the Shimazu heir, Yoshihisa.

In 1544, Shigetomo died, and Takahisa took his Koriyama Castle.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.