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Name  Akamatsu Norimura
Grandchildren  Akamatsu Mitsunori
Children  Akamatsu Sokuyu
Died  1350

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Great grandchildren  Akamatsu Mitsumasa

View Cherry Blossom from top window of Himeji Castle


Akamatsu Norimura (赤松 則村, 1277 – February 18, 1350) was a Japanese samurai of the Akamatsu clan in the Muromachi period. He was governor (shugo) of Harima Province in Hyōgo Prefecture.

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Warrior

Norimura supported Emperor Go-Daigo and Ashikaga Takauji in the struggle to overcome the Kamakura shogunate. Akamatsu joined Takauji in capturing Kyoto from imperial forces on 23 Feb. 1336. He then became a part of the Ashikaga shogunate. Norimura constructed a fort on a hill which later became the site for Himeji Castle.

Patron

Norimura was a patron of Sesson Yūbai who established Hōun-ji and Hōrin-ji in Harima. In records about the establishment of land rights for Daitoku-ji in Kyoto, Norimura's help is recognized.

References

Akamatsu Norimura Wikipedia


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