Saitō Toshimitsu

Portrait of Saitō Toshimitsu from Utagawa Yoshiiku's Heroes of the Taiheiki

Saitō Toshimitsu (斎藤 利三, 1534 – July 6, 1582) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period. He was a castle commander of Kuroi Castle.[1]

Once a retainer of Inaba Ittetsu,[2] he later joined Akechi Mitsuhide. Oda Nobunaga became extremely angry when hearing of this event, and would have killed him if not for Mitsuhide's intervention. Toshimitsu was also vital for the Akechi action at Honnō-ji and the Battle of Yamazaki.[3]

He was the father of the famous Lady Kasuga who became a preeminent retainer of the Tokugawa Shogunate.[3]

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  1. ^ "黒井城" (in Japanese). 攻城団. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ (in Japanese) 【よろパラ 〜文学歴史の10〜 日本史人物列伝『斎藤利三』】
  3. ^ a b 明智家臣団

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