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* ''Titles: Hida no kami''
 
* ''Titles: Hida no kami''
 
* ''Distinction: [[Otomo clan|Ôtomo]] retainer, [[Chikugo province|Chikugo]] warlord''
 
* ''Distinction: [[Otomo clan|Ôtomo]] retainer, [[Chikugo province|Chikugo]] warlord''
* ''Japanese:'' 立花宗茂 ''(Tachibana Muneshige)''
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* ''Japanese:'' [[立花]] 宗茂 ''(Tachibana Muneshige)''
  
 
[[Image:Muneshige mon.jpg|left|thumb|Muneshige's kamon.]]
 
[[Image:Muneshige mon.jpg|left|thumb|Muneshige's kamon.]]
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Muneshige was the son of [[Takahashi Shigetane]] and was adopted by [[Tachibana Dosetsu]]. He defended [[Tachibana castle]] against the [[Shimazu clan|Shimazu]] in [[1586]] and readily sided with [[Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] in [[1587]] to help defeat them. He was afterwards given [[Yanagawa castle]] in Chikugo province (worth some 120,000 [[koku]]) and led 2,500 men in [[Kobayakawa Takakage|Kobayakawa Takakage's]] command in the [[First Korean Campaign]]. In the [[Second Korean Campaign]] he was involved in the [[Siege of Ulsan]], where he distinguished himself for bravery. He decided to support [[Ishida Mitsunari]] against [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] in [[1600]] and took 1,000 men to assist in the [[Siege of Otsu|Siege of Ôtsu castle]] ([[Omi province|Ômi province]]). Though Ôtsu fell, Muneshige was unable to fight at the [[Battle of Sekigahara]] as a result of the siege's duration. Nonetheless, he was deprived of his domains in the aftermath of [[Ishida Mitsunari|Mitsunari's]] defeat. In [[1611]] he was given a 20,000 koku fief at [[Tanakura]] ([[Mutsu province]]) and was present at the quelling of the [[Shimabara Rebellion]].
 
Muneshige was the son of [[Takahashi Shigetane]] and was adopted by [[Tachibana Dosetsu]]. He defended [[Tachibana castle]] against the [[Shimazu clan|Shimazu]] in [[1586]] and readily sided with [[Toyotomi Hideyoshi]] in [[1587]] to help defeat them. He was afterwards given [[Yanagawa castle]] in Chikugo province (worth some 120,000 [[koku]]) and led 2,500 men in [[Kobayakawa Takakage|Kobayakawa Takakage's]] command in the [[First Korean Campaign]]. In the [[Second Korean Campaign]] he was involved in the [[Siege of Ulsan]], where he distinguished himself for bravery. He decided to support [[Ishida Mitsunari]] against [[Tokugawa Ieyasu]] in [[1600]] and took 1,000 men to assist in the [[Siege of Otsu|Siege of Ôtsu castle]] ([[Omi province|Ômi province]]). Though Ôtsu fell, Muneshige was unable to fight at the [[Battle of Sekigahara]] as a result of the siege's duration. Nonetheless, he was deprived of his domains in the aftermath of [[Ishida Mitsunari|Mitsunari's]] defeat. In [[1611]] he was given a 20,000 koku fief at [[Tanakura]] ([[Mutsu province]]) and was present at the quelling of the [[Shimabara Rebellion]].

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  • Born: 1567
  • Died: 1642
  • Titles: Hida no kami
  • Distinction: Ôtomo retainer, Chikugo warlord
  • Japanese: 立花 宗茂 (Tachibana Muneshige)
Muneshige's kamon.


Muneshige was the son of Takahashi Shigetane and was adopted by Tachibana Dosetsu. He defended Tachibana castle against the Shimazu in 1586 and readily sided with Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1587 to help defeat them. He was afterwards given Yanagawa castle in Chikugo province (worth some 120,000 koku) and led 2,500 men in Kobayakawa Takakage's command in the First Korean Campaign. In the Second Korean Campaign he was involved in the Siege of Ulsan, where he distinguished himself for bravery. He decided to support Ishida Mitsunari against Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1600 and took 1,000 men to assist in the Siege of Ôtsu castle (Ômi province). Though Ôtsu fell, Muneshige was unable to fight at the Battle of Sekigahara as a result of the siege's duration. Nonetheless, he was deprived of his domains in the aftermath of Mitsunari's defeat. In 1611 he was given a 20,000 koku fief at Tanakura (Mutsu province) and was present at the quelling of the Shimabara Rebellion.

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