Uesugi Kenshin

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Nagao Kagetora (長尾 景虎, February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578[1]), was a Japanese daimyō also known as Uesugi Kenshin (上杉 謙信). He was born in the Nagao clan[2]. He ruled over Echigo Province during the Sengoku period of Japan[3]. Kenshin a powerful daimyo and was called the "Dragon of Echigo". He was a great administrator and helped develop local industries and trade. He gave his people a high standard of living in Echigo.

Kenshin was a very honorable person. He also led many defensive campaigns to bring peace to the Kantō region and believed in the Buddhist god of war, Bishamonten. Some of his followers even thought that he was an incarnation of Bishamonten and called him the "God of War."


He is enshrined in Uesugi Shrine as a kami..[4][5]

Related pages[change | change source]

  • Naoe Kanetsugu
  • Aya-Gozen

References[change | change source]

  1. Uesugi Kenshin at Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. Dupuy, Johnson & Bongard 1992.
  3. Turnbull 1987.
  4. Organization, Japan National Tourism. "Uesugi-jinja Shrine | Travel Japan (Japan National Tourism Organization)". Travel Japan. Retrieved 2023-04-07.
  5. 山形県観光物産協会, 公益社団法人. "Uesugi Jinja Shrine|What to See & Do|STAY YAMAGATA". STAY YAMAGATA. Retrieved 2023-04-07.

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