Katakura Shigetsuna

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  • Born: 1585
  • Died: 1659
  • Childhood Name: Samon
  • Distinction: Date retainer

Shigetsuna was the son of Katakura Kagetsuna and was known in his childhood as Samon. He fought at Osaka Castle under his father and Date Masamune, particularly distinguishing himself at the Battles of Dômyôji and Tennôji and in the latter took five heads. His performance in the fighting earned him the nickname 'Devil Kojurô' and he was described as a mirror-image of his father.