Famous Samurai

Guess the samurai based on the description.
Includes onna-musha (female warriors) and samurai born outside of Japan.
Quiz by MaxStickies
Last updated: July 31, 2021
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First submittedJuly 17, 2021
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Two things that made him stand out were his crescent-shaped crest and his missing eye
Date Masamune
A ninja as well as a samurai, he contributed greatly to Tokugawa Ieyasu rise to power
Hattori Hanzō
He was the leader of the Forty-seven Rōnin
Ōishi Yoshio
Notable onna-musha who served Minamoto no Yoshinaka during the Genpei War
Tomoe Gozen
Fought in sixty-one duels and founded a style of swordsmanship
Miyamoto Musashi
One of the leaders of the Meiji Restoration, who later led the Satsuma Rebellion
Saigō Takamori
Christian samurai who is considered to have been the first Japanese ambassador in the Americas and in Spain
Hasekura Tsunenaga
Onna-musha who led a corps of female combatants during the Battle of Aizu
Nakano Takeko
Samurai who died at the Battle of Minatogawa after following an order from Emperor Go-Daigo
Kusunoki Masashige
The leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka, and considered the greatest warrior in Japan at the time
Sanada Yukimura
Samurai of African origin who served under Oda Nobunaga
Known as the "Tiger of Kai"
Takeda Shingen
Known as the "Dragon of Echigo"
Uesugi Kenshin
Onna-musha who helped defend Aizu during the Boshin War, and later served as a nurse during the Russo-Japanese War and the Sino-Japanese War
Niijima Yae
Continued the unification of Japan after Oda Nobunaga's assassination
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Survivors of a Dutch fleet who arrived in Japan in 1600, who later became samurai (name either)
William Adams (Miura Anjin) | Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn (Yayōsu)
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