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* ''Died: [[1599]]''
 
* ''Died: [[1599]]''
 
* ''Titles: Hizen no kami''
 
* ''Titles: Hizen no kami''
* ''Other names: Matsuura Gensaburô''
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* ''Other names: Matsura Gensaburô''
* ''Sons: [[Matsuura Shigenobu|Shigenobu]], [[Matsuura Nobusane|Nobusane]] (Bungo no kami; d.1621)''
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* ''Sons: [[Matsura Shigenobu|Shigenobu]], [[Matsura Nobusane|Nobusane]] (Bungo no kami; d.1621)''
 
* ''Distinction: [[Hizen province|Hizen]] warlord''
 
* ''Distinction: [[Hizen province|Hizen]] warlord''
  
  
Takanobu was the son of [[Matsuura Okinobu]] and ruled [[Hirado]]. Reputedly affiliated with the [[wako]] (Japanese pirates), he clashed with his neighbors the [[So clan|Sô ]](of [[Tsushima Island]]) and the [[Omura clan|Ômura]] (of the [[Sonogi]] area of Hizen) as he expanded [[Matsuura clan|Matsuura]] power. By the end of the 1560's had consolidated his hold over the Matsuura district, aided by a small but important influx of income brought about by trade with the [[Portuguese]]. He was exceedingly opposed to the introduction of [[Christianity]], though he at first tolerated it in view of the profits brought by the foreign trading ships. Tension built within the Matsuura domain, however, and in [[1561]] a dozen Portuguese traders were killed in a dispute over the cost of cloth. Though he relented in his anti-foreign stance to an extent after [[1564]], in [[1565]] Takanobu ordered his own ships to attack the Westerners' 'Great Ship' after it had anchored in the Ômura domain (eschewing the Matsuura domain). The assault failed after another Portuguese vessel came to the Ship's aid. He retired in [[1568]] in favor of his son [[Matsuura Shigenobu]].
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Takanobu was the son of [[Matsura Okinobu]] and ruled [[Hirado]]. Reputedly affiliated with the [[wako]] (Japanese pirates), he clashed with his neighbors the [[So clan|Sô ]](of [[Tsushima Island]]) and the [[Omura clan|Ômura]] (of the [[Sonogi]] area of Hizen) as he expanded [[Matsura clan|Matsura]] power. By the end of the 1560's had consolidated his hold over the Matsura district, aided by a small but important influx of income brought about by trade with the [[Portuguese]]. He was exceedingly opposed to the introduction of [[Christianity]], though he at first tolerated it in view of the profits brought by the foreign trading ships. Tension built within the Matsura domain, however, and in [[1561]] a dozen Portuguese traders were killed in a dispute over the cost of cloth. Though he relented in his anti-foreign stance to an extent after [[1564]], in [[1565]] Takanobu ordered his own ships to attack the Westerners' 'Great Ship' after it had anchored in the Ômura domain (eschewing the Matsura domain). The assault failed after another Portuguese vessel came to the Ship's aid. He retired in [[1568]] in favor of his son [[Matsura Shigenobu]].
  
 
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Revision as of 02:10, 7 October 2019

  • Born: 1529
  • Died: 1599
  • Titles: Hizen no kami
  • Other names: Matsura Gensaburô
  • Sons: Shigenobu, Nobusane (Bungo no kami; d.1621)
  • Distinction: Hizen warlord


Takanobu was the son of Matsura Okinobu and ruled Hirado. Reputedly affiliated with the wako (Japanese pirates), he clashed with his neighbors the (of Tsushima Island) and the Ômura (of the Sonogi area of Hizen) as he expanded Matsura power. By the end of the 1560's had consolidated his hold over the Matsura district, aided by a small but important influx of income brought about by trade with the Portuguese. He was exceedingly opposed to the introduction of Christianity, though he at first tolerated it in view of the profits brought by the foreign trading ships. Tension built within the Matsura domain, however, and in 1561 a dozen Portuguese traders were killed in a dispute over the cost of cloth. Though he relented in his anti-foreign stance to an extent after 1564, in 1565 Takanobu ordered his own ships to attack the Westerners' 'Great Ship' after it had anchored in the Ômura domain (eschewing the Matsura domain). The assault failed after another Portuguese vessel came to the Ship's aid. He retired in 1568 in favor of his son Matsura Shigenobu.

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