So Yoshitoshi

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  • Born: 1568
  • Died: 1615
  • Titles: Tsushima no kami
  • Distinction: Lord of Tsushima
  • Japanese: 宗 義智 (Sô Yoshitoshi)[1]

Yoshitoshi was the son-in-law of Konishi Yukinaga and succeeded to the Sô house in 1588. He served in the Korean Invasions under Yukinaga and later sided with Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Sekigahara Campaign (1600), though he took no part in the fighting.

After Sekigahara, he became the first daimyô of Tsushima han, and worked to restore normal relations with Korea. He eventually succeeded, with an official Korean embassy first arriving in 1607.

Upon his death in 1615, his son Sô Yoshinari became daimyô.


  1. One sometimes sees the name given as "Yoshitomo."