Azai Sukemasa

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Azai Sukemasa
Native name浅井 亮政
DiedJanuary 21, 1542

Azai Sukemasa (浅井 亮政, 1491 – January 21, 1542) was the head of the Azai clan.[1] Sukemasa was a retainer of the Kyōgoku clan but when the Kyōgoku clan declined for conflicts over the succession, the Azai clan came to power with Sukemasa as its daimyō.[1]

After Sukemasa died, his son Azai Hisamasa became the head of the clan in 1542 , but unlike his father, he was never a strong leader. Losing domains against Rokkaku clan, he instead became a Rokkaku retainer.


  1. ^ a b "Azai Sukemasa" (in Japanese). koobank. Retrieved 25 November 2021.