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25 July 2005 @ 10:37 pm
Sanada gets bored and does historical research!!  


Ever wonder why Yukimura is always running off and leaving Kyo and the rest? The secret is that he's nipping back home to Kudoyama and reproducing like a rabbit in heat. (Nobuyuki was even worse.) I always wondered if we would get to see a bit more of the Sanada family in SDK...

XD It turns out that some of Yukimura's kids were pretty interesting, so I wrote little bios for everybody. Woohoo, see what things I do when the new chapters are too slow in coming out? (I'm a total history nerd, if it doesn't show... and it totally pisses me off that the Sanadas are usually left out completely from most English-language history books. If things had gone just a tiny bit differently... if Ieyasu hadn't been such a tricky bastard, and if Yukimura has been a tiny bit luckier...)


Yukimura's wife and his main girlfriend:

竹林院
Chikurinin
(dates unknown)
Yukimura's legitimate wife and the daughter of Otani Yoshitsugu. After Yukimura's death, she moved in with her daughter, Okane.

Takakiyoin
隆清院
(dates unknown)
Yukimura's main "other woman", hehe. She was a daughter of Miyoshi Shuuji. She went with daughter Otaki to live with relatives after the fall of Osaka castle.

(Note - I remember reading somewhere that adding "in" to a name is a way to show Buddhist devotion. Eee, the Japanese seemed to love having dozens of unreadable names back then...)


Yuki's kids:

Okiku
阿菊
(dates unknown)
Yukimura's first daughter, born in Ueda Castle. Her mother was the daughter of Hotta Sakubei, a retainer. She married a roushi from Chiisagatagunnaga, Ishiai Juuzou Shigesada.

Oichi
於市
(dates unknown)
Yukimura's second daughter, born in Ueda castle. Her mother was the daughter of Takanashi Naiki, a retainer. She died of illness while in exile on Mount Kudo.

Oume
阿梅
(1604-1681)
Yukimura's third daughter, born on Mount Kudo. Her mother was the daughter of Takanashi Naiki. She and her younger siblings went to Osaka castle with Yukimura. After the fall of Osaka castle, she and her sisters were placed in the care of Katakura Shigenaga, son of Date Masamune's famous chief of staff, Katakura Kagetsuna. Kagetsuna was a valiant fighter at the Domyouji battle, but still, by that time he was pretty old and suffering from palsy. When he saw Yukimura's beautiful daughters, he immediately gave Oume a position as a lady's maid. Yukimura had a lot of respect for Kagetsuna, too, so he brought Oume to their meetings. The old man was smitten even though Oume was technically the enemy's daughter. Oume and her siblings were entrusted to the Katakura clan after the fall of Osaka castle, and she married Kagetsuna's son, Shigenaga. She got a pretty good deal, because he was renowned for being so sexy that that even men fell for him. Thanks to Oume, the surviving members of the Sanada clan and all of their retainers were able to find refuge in the Katakura clan. The Katakura crest was even changed to show the 6 coin symbol of the Sanada.

Okuri
あくり
(dates unknown)
Yukimura's fourth daughter, born to Yukimura's legitimate wife, Chikurinin. Chikurinin was a daughter of Ootani Yoshitaka of the Echizen domain. Okuri was adopted by Takigawa Sankurou Kazumi, a Tokugawa vassal, after the fall of Osaka castle. Yukimura's sister was married to Takigawa. It seems that Ieyasu accepted this, but when Okuri married Gamou Genzaemon, it caused a lot of tension because the Gamou were loyal to Ieyasu and marrying the daughter of an enemy seemed a bit treacherous. Internal disputes ensued, and Takigawa was lowered in rank after the whole affiar.

Yukimasa (Daisuke)
幸昌(大助)
(1600–1615)
Yukimura's eldest son, he was born to Chikurinin in exile on Mount Kudo. It's not precisely known if he was born in 1600 or 1602, but given that he fought with his father in the Osaka Winter Battle to defend the Sanadamaru fortress, and was on the front lines of the Chausuyama battle, he was probably 15 when he died. When it became clear that the Osaka Summer Battle was a lost cause, Daisuke begged to die alongside his father. On Yukimura's strictest orders, he went back to Osaka Castle to protect Toyotomi Hideyori and his mother, Yododono. When Toyotomi and his last few retainers planned to flee into the mountains, Daisuke's friend, Mouri Katsunaga, encouraged him to escape. He refused. When Osaka castle finally fell, Daisuke sacrificed himself for Toyotomi Hideyori. However, some say that he did escape and lived in Senshuu.

Naho (Otaki)
なほ(御田姫)
( 1604-1635)
Yukimura's fifth daughter was born on Kudoyama, but her mother was a daughter of Miyoshi Shuuji named Takakiyoin. After the fall of Osaka castle, mother and daughter found safety in Kyoto with an aunt of Toyotomi, who was a relative of the Miyoshi clan and Otaki's great-grandmother. When Otaki grew older, she married Iwaki Nobutaka. The Iwaki clan lost their land and most of their wealth to Tokugawa Ieyasu, though. Otaki died at age 32.

Oshiyofu
阿菖蒲
(?? – 1635)
Oshiyofu was Yukimura's 6th daughter, born to Chikurinin on Mount Kudo. She was taken in by her older sister, Oume, and married to Tamura Sadahiro, a retainer of Date Masamune (Tamura was a Katakura before changing his name).

Okane
おかね
(dates unknown)
Yukimura's 7th daughter, born to Chikurinin on Mount Kudo. She married Ishikawa Morisada – however, the Ishikawas had lead the wrong side at Sekigahara, and were now landless ronin. It's said that Ishikawa changed his name to Soukyuu, moved to Kyoto and became a master of the tea ceremony. Chikurinin came to live with Okane after losing her husband. Soukyuu and Okane had a memorial built for Yukimura and Chikurinin in Kyoto.

Morinobu (Daihachi)
守信 (大八)
(1612-1671)
Yukimura's second son was born to Chikurinin on Mount Kudo. Although it was recorded that he had died as a child during an accident while playing, he was actually adopted by his sister Oume and her husband, and became Katakura Heinosuke Morinobu. However, the Sanada name was restored to his line generations later.

Yukinobu (Samanosuke, Sajirou)
幸信 (左馬之介, 左次郎)
(1615-1667)
Yukimura's third son was born two months after his death, to Takakiyoin. Through the Miyoshi clan, Sajirou was taken in by his sister, Otaki, and her husband, but they had to leave Osaka and go into hiding.

Gonzaemon Yukishin (I have no idea how to read this name… could be Gonzaemonnoshin, too)
権左衛門之親
(1615-1670)
Yukimura's 4th son was born shortly after his death, to Chikurinin. He was adopted by Hosokawa Kunimoto and married the daughter of one of his officials. Yukishin had a *lot* of grandkids.


 
 
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hirohiro_chan on July 26th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
o____O;;...

*clap clap clap*.. what a research.. what an interesting findings too XD..

and you're right.. that DOES explain Yukimura's diappereances XDXD
Commander of the Western Army: yukiiiisanada on July 26th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
*laugh* I read the story about his oldest son a while ago, and for some reason it made me almost want to cry (because I'm such a sucker for depressing samurai movies...), so I had to research the entire family!
neptune47: champlooneptune47 on July 26th, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)
Holy crap, way to go with all that research! That was fun to read. Yuki was quite a man-ho!
o_oscarlettears666 on July 26th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
Damn! I only knew about Daisuke... but Yuki's a playboy with a kind heart so.. it makes sense he has 498568848738743 kids. xD

Thank you for the lovely research!
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Tony: Ikki - Crowboythisistony on July 26th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re: 0_o
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(no subject) - cricketslayer on July 26th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
.: piratycatmaries on July 26th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
That many women with him...I bet if he forgot to lower the toilet seat he'd get clobbered.
Päppel: yukianimalsmewkimura on July 26th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
...seriously... Although... Why am I not surprised..? ^_^
Allie: Hotaru liastrife on July 26th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Waaaaa~ How could he betray Sasuke and Saizo like that?

Well, it's Yukimura. I guess he couldn't help himself with the ladies. ...Or the guys.

Samartillie on July 26th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hot damn. I'm not surprised. At all.

Now I'm going to have to pillage the Japanese history section at the library. I blame you.
Commander of the Western Army: yukimurasanada on July 26th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
*laugh* There's hardly anything *in* the Japanese history section at the library, though~ (And what little is there is often quite wrong, or fabricated hundreds of years later...)
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Alyson Metalliumzelamenomiko on July 27th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
Well, that kind of explains that picture of him surrounded by all the females in Hotaru's Precious Item short story O_o

Actually, that explains a WHOLE lot, doesn't it? I'm insanely impressed! And I have a major question for you, cuz . . . maybe you can help? *large begging eyes*

When was the custome of kissing, and I mean kissing the way we know it today, introduced in Japan?
Commander of the Western Army: yukimurasanada on July 27th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
XD I've often heard people say that kissing didn't exist in Japan until the modern era, which is... totally wrong, lol. Kissing was seen as a lot more erotic and private then than it is now, of course, but this is also true for Western history as well. Even now, older Japanese people probably won't talk publically about kissing, and girls take their first kiss pretty seriously.

1600s male/male kiss (lol, and I'm sure men and women did it to... I just don't look at pictures like that...
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Neko: Fubuki's REAL bossnekohana on July 27th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh man, I love all this historical info. Great job compiling all this.
Commander of the Western Army: yukimurasanada on July 27th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! XD Your icon is so cute~~ Does that cat have a name? I've been keeping an eye out at the pet shop for a cat like that.... not that I really need eight cats in my house......
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