Shima Chikamasu

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Chikamasu was the youngest son of Chosokabe Kunichika and a brother of Chosokabe Motochika. He suffered from tuberculosis and in 1571 set out to a hot spring in Awa province in an attempt to bolster his health. En route he was murdered by Awa samurai who mistook him for a spy. This is said to have provided Chosokabe Motochika with a pretext for his invasion of Awa province. Chikamasu was remembered as a big and cheerful individual, despite his flagging health.