Hirano Nagayasu

Hirano Nagayasu (平野 長泰, 1559 – 1628) was a samurai retainer to Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Azuchi-Momoyama period of the 17th century. He was known as one of the "Seven Spears of Shizugatake".[1]

Hirano Nagayasu
Hirano Nagayasu.jpg
Portrait of Hirano Nagayasu from Utagawa Yoshiiku's Heroes of the Taiheiki
Native name
平野 長泰
AllegianceGoshichi no kiri inverted.svg Toyotomi clan
Tokugawa family crest.svg Eastern Army
Tokugawa family crest.svg Tokugawa shogunate
Battles/warsBattle of Shizugatake
Battle of Sekigahara
Siege of Osaka

Following the Battle of Shizugatake in 1583, Nagayasu came to be known as one of the shichi-hon-yari (七本槍), or Seven Spears of Shizugatake.[1] These Seven would be among Hideyoshi's most trusted generals. Owing to his achievement in that battle, he was rewarded with 3,000 additional koku.

In 1600, He fought alongside the Tokugawa Ieyasu's "Eastern Army" at the Battle of Sekigahara.

In 1614, He was changed sides once again, requesting to serve under the Toyotomi clan in the Siege of Osaka, but was denied.

Nagayasu became a hatamoto in the Edo period.


  1. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co. p. 34,49,234. ISBN 9781854095237.