Masanori Fukushima
Masanori Fukushima
Personal Information
Born: 1561
Place of Birth: Owari province
Died: August 26, 1624
Cause of Death: Unknown
Place of Death: Unknown
Style name: 福島 正則
Served: Toyotomi
Participation(s): Toyotomi's Invasion of Kyushu
Battle of Sekigahara

Masanori Fukushima was born in 1561.


Masanori Fukushima was one of the Seven Spears at the battle of Shizugatake in 1583, as a result of which he recieved the fief of Kiyosu in Owari and 200,000 Koku.[1]

In 1595 Masanori Fukushima surrounded Hidetsugu Toyotomi with 10,000 men due to Hidetsugu's behavior, who still protested his innocence, was ordered to commit seppuku, and when the army returned to Kyoto with the news of a successful conclusion to the operation Hideyoshi ordered the arrest of Hidetsugu's wife, concubines and children, some thirty persons in all, and had them beheaded at the common execution ground.[2]

In 1600 Masanori captured Gifu castle for the Tokugawa and fought at Sekigahara where he opposed the troops of Hideie Ukita.[3]



  1. Samurai Sourcebook, Stephen Turnbull pg.34
  2. Samurai Invasion, Stephen Turnbull pg.232
  3. Samurai Sourcebook, Stephen Turnbull pg.34