History of Japan: Daimyo Chosokabe Motochika

History of Japan: Daimyo Chosokabe Motochika

In this video we will look into the life of Chosokabe Motochika (長宗我部 元親) who was a samurai military commander during the Sengoku Jidai, Japan’s warring states period. He would be responsible for the initial unification of Shikoku, fighting against Oda Nobunaga before submitting to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.


-Michiaki Tsuno , Chosokabe Motochika and Shikoku, Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2014

-Takayo Yoshida “Tosa Monogatari” Nobumori Iwahara Notes, Akashi Shoten , 1997. ISBN 4750309419 .

-Dai Yamamoto , Chosokabe Motochika (new edition) , Yoshikawa Kobunkan , 1987. ISBN 4642051031

-Hiroaki Mera “Formation and Development of Castle Towns in Tosa Province from the End of the Sengoku Period to the Toyotomi Period” (Edited by Takao Ichimura, “The World of Medieval Tosa and Mr. Ichijo,” Koshi Shoin, 2010, ISBN 978-4-86215-080-6 )

-Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 216,218,227. ISBN 1854095234.

-Jansen, Marius B. (1963). “Tosa in the Sixteenth Century: The 100 Article Code of Chōsokabe Motochika”. Oriens Extremus. 10 (1): 83–108. ISSN 0030-5197. JSTOR 43382464

Various articles from Japanese wiki-corpus

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-The Samurai Portraits used are from the “Nobunaga’s Ambition” Series and “Samurai Warriors” Series and are the property of Koei Tecmo.
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