Amakusa clan (Kyushu)
The Amakusa were a minor power on Amakusa Island. They rebelled with others against Konishi Yukinaga in 1589 and were put down. Although the name Amakusa is famous thanks to Amakusa Shirô, the spiritual leader of the Shimabara Rebellion of 1637-38, Shirô was not related to the Amakusa family, instead being a son of a certain Masuda Yoshitsugu.
|Members of the Amakusa clan (Kyushu)|
- Initial text from Sengoku Biographical Dictionary (Samurai-Archives.com) FWSeal & CEWest, 2005