Nitta Yoshimune

Nitta Yoshimune (新田 義宗, 1335 – 1368) was the third son of Nitta Yoshisada, and a commander of loyalist (Imperial) forces during the Nanbokuchō Wars.

In April 1352, Yoshimune led a force from Echigo Province to contribute to the loyalist efforts to drive the Shōgun, Ashikaga Takauji, from Kamakura. He defeated Takauji in a number of short engagements, but was eventually driven back to a place called Kotesashi-hara, and then to Echigo.[1]


  1. ^ Sansom, George (1961). A History of Japan, 1334-1615. Stanford University Press. p. 87,89. ISBN 0804705259.