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Toriyao Iwami no kami

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  • Titles: Iwami no kami
  • Distinction: Kitabatake retainer


Iwami no kami (his given name is unclear) was a senior retainer of Kitabatake Tomonori of Ise province. Known for his intelligence, he had made sure to stock enough rice prior to Oda Nobunaga's invasion in 1569 to give the Kitabatake a fighting chance. After the Kitabatake surrendered, Iwami no kami is said to have remained close to Tomonori, who became a monk, and acted as an envoy for him and between the Oda and Takeda.

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