Ei Hisatora

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  • Birth: 1558
  • Death: 1587
  • Other name: Ei Koshirô
  • Titles: Samanosuke

Ei Hisatora governed Ei district in Satsuma province and by 1584 was serving as a counselor to Shimazu Yoshihisa. He fought in many notable battles, including the 1576 Battle of Takabaru, the 1578 Battle of Mimigawa, and the 1581 Battle of Minamata. He was wounded at the 1584 Battle of Okitanawate.

Ruling or governing the southern tip of Satsuma province, including the port of Yamakawa, Ei received orders in 1583 from Shimazu Yoshihisa forbidding him from engaging in independent trade.[1]


  1. Gregory Smits, Maritime Ryukyu, University of Hawaii Press (2019), 208.