In this Sakanoue Japanese name, the family name is .
Sakanoue no Tamuramaro ( was a general and 坂上 田村麻呂, 758 – June 17, 811) shogun of the early Heian Period of Japan. He was the son of Sakanoue no Karitamaro. 
Emperor Kammu gave Tamuramaro the title of shogun. He was given the task of conquering the Ezo tribes, also known as the  Emishi (. This were the population who lived in the northern part of Honshū 蝦夷征伐 Emishi seibatsu)
After Emperor Kammu's death, the general continued to serve
Emperor Heizei and Emperor Saga as Major Counselor ( and 大納言 dainagon) Minister of War (. 兵部卿 Hyōbu-kyō) 
Tamuramaro was only the second warrior to
receive the title of shogun. The first to receive this title was Ōtomo no Otomaro.
Tamuramaro's military successes are commemorated today in local festivals in the
Tohoku region. 
Tamuramaro's name is linked with payments for construction projects at
Kiyomizu Temple ( Kiyomizu-dera) in the late 8th century. 
811 ( ): Tamuramaro died at age 54. Kōnin 2, 3rd month 
The warrior is buried at Shogun-zuka which is east of Kyoto.
His bow, arrows, quiver and sword were buried with him by order of the Emperor.  
↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). " in Sakanoue no Tamuramaro" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 812; Iwao, Seiichi. (2002). Dictionnaire historique du Japon, p. 2329.
↑ 2.0 2.1 Nussbaum, p. 812.
↑ Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki, p. 272.
↑ Boroff, Nicholas. National Geographic Traveler Japan, p. 156.
↑ Kyoto University of Foreign Studies: Japan 101
↑ 6.0 6.1 Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 99.