Tanegashima Hisatoki

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  • Born: 1568
  • Died: 1611
  • Distinction: Shimazu retainer
  • Other Names: 三郎二郎 (Saburôjirô)
  • Japanese: 種子島久時 (Tanegashima Hisatoki)

Tanegashima Hisatoki was a late 16th-early 17th century lord of the islands of Tanegashima, Yakushima, and Erabushima.

A younger son of Tanegashima Tokitada, he followed Shimazu Yoshihisa on his campaigns against the Ryûzôji and Ôtomo clans and later served under the Shimazu in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions of Korea.

In 1582, Shimazu Yoshihisa barred him from selling lumber to non-Shimazu parties in Kyushu, and from sending ships to Ryûkyû without Yoshihisa's authorization.[1]


  1. Gregory Smits, Maritime Ryukyu, University of Hawaii Press (2019), 208.
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