Names Beginning with N-R

 

Name

Identity

Single Sheet Prints

Triptychs and Diptychs

Nagachlka, Kldô Takuzaemon

vassal of Konishi Yukinaga; fought in Korea

S62.19

 

Nagahide, Tanabe

retainer of Oguri Hangwan

S26.5

 

Nagamasa, Asai Bizen no Kami

1545-73; fought Nobunaga, but married his sister; also known as Nakamasa

S62.5.

 

Nagamochi, Jô Shirô

fought Yoshinaka, but later joined Yoritomo

 

T25; T61; T240

Nagamune

warrior prominent in the attack on the Hôjô at Rokuhara in Kyoto (1333); also known as Mega Magosaburô

S88.42

T270

Nagasaka Gengorô

Takeda warrior at Kawanakajima

 

T292

Nagasaki, Kangayû Saemon

 

S1c.16

 

Nagase Hangwan

retainer of Kiso Yoshinaka

 

T95

Nagatame, Tanabe

retainer of Oguri Hangwan

S26.6

 

Nagayasu

squire to Nobunaga; also known as Ran Maru, Hori (Mori)

S62.13; S93.1

T204

Nagoya Sanza (Burô)

dramatic character in several plays

S36.41; S37.17; S46.7

T287

Nakamaro, Abe no

701-70; poet and expatriate in China

S19.7; S27.7; S95e.4

 

Nakamasa, Asai Bizen no Kami

1545-73; fought Nobunaga, but married his sister; also known as Nagamasa

S62.5.

 

Nakamatsu Kurobei

retainer of Moronao in the Chûshingura

S57.22

 

Nakamura Bunkasai

veteran counselor of Shibata Katsuie, d. 1583

S62.24

 

Nakanari, Fujiwara no, ghost of

d.810; conspirator

S46.40

 

Nakanishi Dairokurô

Uesugi warrior at Kawanakajima

 

T316

Nakasaina Sonja

one of the Sixteen Rakan

S1d.3

 

Namba Jirô

1160; retainer of Kiyomori

S1c.4

T10

Namiko

disguised name of Konami, daughter of Honzô in the Chûshingura

S45.56

 

Naoie, Kojirô

son of Naozane

S74.10

 

Naonori

villain and magician in the play ‘Sendai hagi’; also known as Nikki Danjô

S45.41

 

Naosada, Kumagae

father of Naozane (mid twelfth century).

S1a.11

 

Naoe Yamashiro no Kami Kanetsugu

Uesugi warrior at Kawanakajima; also called Kanetsugu

S34.12; S36.34; S83.2

 

Naoyoshi, Ashikaga

1307-52; younger brother of Taka-uji; also known as Tadayoshi, Ashlkaga

S22.4

 

Naozane, Kumagae Jirô

d.1208; Minamoto warrior who killed Atsumori; Naozane was later known as Renshô-Bô

S31.36; S32.4; S44.23; S45.6; S46.78; S50.1; S73.15; S88.6

T38; T48; T66; T226; T228; T229

Nareginu

daughter of Mikawa Zenji and beloved of Yoshi-ie

 

T111a

Narihira, Ariwara no

825-80; courtier, poet, and Don Juan

S19.17; S27.17; S44.41; S45.28; S74.41

 

Narikiyo, Kamei Rokuro

retainer of Yoshitsune; also known as Shigekiyo, Kamei Rokuro

S31.11

T215

Narukami Shônin

eponymous hero of the play ‘Narukami’

S46.74

 

Nasu no Yoichi Munetaka

b. 1167; Minamoto warrior celebrated as an archer

 

T256

Negoro-no Komizucha

16th century warrior-monk

S62.26

 

Nichiren

1222-82; priest and founder of the Hokke-shû sect

S6 (all)

 

Nii no Ama

wife of Kiyomori; grandmother of Emperor Antoku

 

T96

Nijô no Tsubone

beloved of the poet Narihira

S74.41

 

Nikki Danjô Naonori

villain and magician in the play ‘Sendai hagi’; also known as Naonori

S45.41

 

Nikki Gennosuke

 

S1e.2

 

Nikkyô

disciple of Nichiren

S6.2

 

Nobu

a filial girl, who looked after her mother

S23.18

 

Nobufusa, Baba Mino no Kami

Takeda warrior at Kawanakajima; also called Baba Mino no Kami

S81.1; S88.13

 

Nobukiyo, Ôboshi Seizaemon

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin

S54.32; S71.6; S72.3; S80.19 (Ôishi); S90.32

 

Nobunaga, Oda

war-lord;also known as Harunaga, Ôta; 1534-82

S62.28

T204

Nobushige

younger brother of Shingen; fought at Kawanakajima; also known as Takeda Sama-no-Suke

S34.3; S63.9; S82.2

 

Nobutomo, Ôboshi Sampei

 

S56.17

 

Nobutsuna, Sasaki

d.1242; fought for the Hôjô

 

T198

Nobutsura, Hasebe Chôhyôe-no-jô

Minamoto warrior who distinguished himself at the defense of the Takakura palace

S1c.11; S15.7; S46.41; S87a.1

 

Nobuyoshi, Anayama Izu no Kami

Takeda warrior at Kawanakajima

S63.3; S82 (not in Robinson)

 

Nobuyuki, Teraoka Heiemon

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin

S54.18; S58.1; S90.18

 

Noda Shirô

Kusunoki warrior slain at Shijô-nawate in 1348

 

T347

Norihisa, Kuriu Saemon

retainer of Nitta Yoshisada

S94.3

T6

Norikane, Yatô Yomoshichi

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin

S54.3; S57.41; S59.8; S71.1; S72.4 (Satô); S78.2; S80.11; S90.3

 

Norimori, Taira no

d.1185; younger brother of Kiyomori

 

T229

Noritaka

retainer of Yoshinaka at the Uji river battle

 

T191

Noritsune, Noto no Kami

Taira champion and giant; son of Norimori

S36.32; S65.13

T68; T69; T109; T222; T230; T256; T337

Noriyasu, Senzaki Yagorô

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin

S54.12; S57.7; S58.2; S72.7; S78.5 (Kanzaki); S80.12 (Kanzaki); S90.12

 

Noriyori, Minamoto no

1156-93; brother of Yoritomo and Yoshitsune

S44.46

T45

Nozarashi Gosuke

a chivalrous dramatic character (kyôkaku).

S40.4; S42.5

 

Nuregami Chôgorô

wrestler in the play 'Futatsu chôchô'

S40.5; S46.10; S74.2 (possibly); S74.60

T172

Nuregami Katsunosuke

wrestler; perhaps identical with Nuregami Chôgorô

S74.2

 

nue

composite monster that afflicted Emperor Konoe

S74.72; S95d.3; S95f (not in Robinson)

T7; T112

Nyogetsu-ni

witch; perhaps an alternative name for Takiyasha-hime

S74.28

 

Nyûbinata Kôjû

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Hatsubinada Kôjô and as Happinata Kôjû

S2.48; S3.10

 

Nyûunryû Kôsonshô

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Ju-unryû Kôsonshô

S2.26; S3.8; S47.10

 

Ôanamuchi-no-Mikoto

divinity at the Kita shrine of Hagui in Noto

S4a.10

 

Ôboshi Rikiya

young son of Yuranosuke in the Chûshingura; also known as Chikara and as Yoshikane, Ôboshi

S46.82; S54.2; S54.2a; S57.2; S58.4; S59.4; S72.1; S80.14; S86.9; S90.2

T248a

Ôboshi Yuranosuke

leader of the Forty-Seven Rônin; also known as Yoshio, Ôboshi

S46.82; S54.1; S78.1; S86.4; S86.7; S86.9: S86.12; S90.1; S95c (not in Robinson)

T11; T272; T288

Odai Matarokurô Yorisada

opponent of Takeda Shingen (mid 16th century)

S4a.11; S61.7; S92 (not in Robinson)

T201

Oda Nobunaga

war-lord;also known as, Ôta Harunaga; 1534-1582

S62.28

T204

Oda Nobutaka

son of Oda Nobunaga,1558-1583

S62.43

 

O-Fune

daughter of Tombei in ‘Yaguchi no watashi’

S45.37; S46.93

 

Ogata Shuma

robber chief formerly Ogata Hiroyuki; also known as Jiraiya

S4a.12; S24.3; S74.14; S87.2

T356

Oguri Hangwan Sukeshige

1398-1464; semi-historical hero of romance; also known as Oguri Kojiro Sukeshige and as Sukeshige

S26.1; S35.9; S36.20; S44.7; S50 (not in Robinson)

 

O-Hana

sister of Ishidome Busuke in the Igagoe revenge story

S46.70

 

O-Hatsu

maid to Onoe, and heroine of ‘Kagamiyama’; killed Tsubone Iwafuji; also known as Hatsu-jo

S20.6; S45.13; S46.60; S53.1

 

Ôhô (Wang P'ou):

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.14; S60.22

 

Ôiko

strong woman of Takashima in the province of Ômi

S20.17; S29.7; S44.52; S74.24

 

Oimatsu

ama who attempted to recover the Sword of the Regalia in 1185

 

T134

O-Iri

daughter of Uramatsu Rihei in the Chûshingura

S72.1

 

O-Iwa

murdered wife, then a ghost in ‘Yotsuya kwaidan’

S45.25; S74.22

 

Ôjin Tennô

Emperor, 270-313; son of the Empress Jingô

S28.1

 

O-Kane

strong woman of Ômi Province; also known as Kane-jo

S1a.5; S20.14; S24.5; S29.5; S35.5; S35a.3; S48.4; S95a.2

 

O-Karu

daughter of Yoichibei and maid to Kaoyo in the Chûshingura

S86.6; S86.7

 

Ôkawa Kumoemon

a homosexual archer who saved a famous painting of Daruma from fire

S52.8

 

Okikaze, Fujiwara no

one of the Hundred Poets

S19.34

 

O-Kiku

heroine of a ghost-story 'The Ghost of Sakura'

S36.44; S46.48

 

O-Koma

daughter of Shirokiya, a timber-merchant in ‘Koi musume mukashi hachijô’ involver in murder

S38.8

 

O-Kon

mistress of Fukuoka Mitsugi

S36.8

 

Ôkumo Tessan (Aoyama Shûzen)

chief of police; master and murderer of O-Kiku

S36.44; S51.5

 

O-Kuni

traditional founder of the Kabuki theatre

S36.41

 

O-Matsu

female dramatic character

S44.48; S45.51

 

O-Miwa

female dramatic character in ‘Imoseyama’

S38.7; S45.10

 

Ômori Hikoshichi

vassal of the Ashikaga; fought at the Minatogawa

S24.4; S93.5

 

Ônamuchi-no-Mikoto

divinity at the Kita shrine of Hagui in Noto

S4a.10

 

Onchi Sakon-Tarô

retainer of Kusunoki Masashige; also known as Mitsukazu, Onchi Sakon

S81.4

T350

Onikojima Yatarô

Uesugi warrior at Kawanakajima; also called Torahide, Onikojima Yatarô

S63.16

T316

Oniwaka Maru

child-name of Benkei

S1a.9; S1b.1; S1f.3; S1f.10; S1f.20; S4a.13; S7.5; S8.4; S28.2; S31.2; S32.2; S43.3; S45.58; S46.13; S46.86; S48,5; S49.1; S61.8; S65.9, S65.10; S65.12; S65.15; S68 (all); S74.33; S84.5; S88.37; S89.9; S95d.2; S95e.2;

T1; T16; T47; T54; T68; T97; T117; T124; T126; T133; T134; T135; T147; T150; T164; T171; T178; T179; T194; T230; T242; T267; T282; T319; T327; T338

Oniyasha

henchman of Tametomo in his exile

 

T92; T113; T140; T214

Ono no Tôfû

896-966; celebrated calligrapher; also known as Michlkaze

S35.10

 

Ono Sadakurô

murderer of Yoichibei in the Chûshingura

S74.48

 

Ori-Hime

the Heavenly Weaver in the Milky Way legend; also known as Shokujo

S13.10; S19.6; S60.12; S79.3

 

O-Rie

wife of the Rônin, Yazama Jûtarô (Jûjirô)

S45.4; S46.92; S72.9

 

O-Roku

dramatic character; a tough lady

S38.6; S74.36

 

O-Sada

widow of Yoshioka Ichimisai, who avenged his murder

 

T131; T170

O-Sato

beloved of Taira no Koremori in ‘Goban Tadanobu’

S46.99

 

O-Seki

female character in the play ‘Futatsu chôchô’

 

T172

O-Shichi

daughter of a greengrocer (yaoya), and incendiary; dramatic character in ‘Furisode meoto’

S45.21; S46.45; S74.29

 

Ôshô (Wang Hsiang):

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.5; S60.7; S79.2

 

O-Shun

a geisha; character in several plays

S43.7

 

O-Some

heroine of ‘O-Some Hisamatsu’

S46.89

 

O-Sono

daughter of Yoshioka Ichimisai, who avenged his murder on Kyôgoku Takumi; also known as Sono

S23.19; S37.20; S45.43;

T131; T137; T170

O-Sono

wife of Amagawaya Gihei in the Chûshingura; also known as Sono

S72.6; S86.10

 

Ôta Dôkwan

1432-86; originally Sukenaga; also known as Ôta Saemon-dayû Mochisuke

S1a.1; S67.4

T308a

O-Take

the saintly servant-girl; also known as Otake Dainichi Nyorai

S20.20

 

O-Tani

heroine of a local legend of Kôriyama, and wife of Araki Mataemon

S46.19

 

Ôtani Furuinosuke

boy-prodigy; killed a boar with his bare hands

S4a.14; S85.1

 

Ôta Saemon-dayû Mochisuke

1432-86; originally Sukenaga; also known as Ôta Dôkwan

S1a.1; S67.4

T308a

Otohime

daughter of Ryujin, dragon-god of the sea; also known as Toyotama

S95e (not in Robinson)

 

Ôtomo no Kuronushi

ninth century; one of the Six Poets

S46.95

 

Ôtônai

dramatic character in the ‘Soga monogatari’ cycle

S46.83

 

Ôto-no-Miya

1308-35; son of the Emperor Go-Daigô, whose cause he championed; also known as Morinaga Shinnô

S1c.5; S16.5; S24.14; S73.13; S74.38

 

Oto-Tachibana-Hime

wife of Prince Yamato-take (second century)

S87.8

 

O-Towa

wife of the wrestler Inagawa Jirokichi

S46.54

 

O-Tsû

the madwoman of Fumi-hiroge, daughter of Chiyo, character in ‘Azuma kagami’

S45.36; S46.14

 

O-Tsuji

dramatic character; nurse to Hôtarô

S74.55

 

O-Tsuru

daughter of Awa no Jurobei

S43.8

 

Ôwashi Bungo

subsidiary character in the Chûishingura

S72.3

 

O-Yasu

female character in ‘Hime komatsu’

S45.29

 

O-Yumi

wife of Awa no Jurobei

S43.8

 

Raigen, Nogi Nyûdô

 

S88.51

 

Raigô Ajari

priest of Onjôji (Miidera) who later haunted the temple in the form of a rat

S1f.5; S17.1

 

Raijin

the Thunder-God

S11.1; S87.6

T240

Raikô

944-1021; hero of a number of bold feats with his Four Retainers (Shitennô); also known as Minamoto no Yorimitsu

S1a.3; S8.6; S31.25; S88.19

T1a; T3; T4; T21; T26a; T128; T169; T261; T262; T280; T298; T305

Ran Maru, Hori (Mori)

squire to Nobunaga; also known as Nagayasu

S62.13; S93.1

T204

Renshô-bô (or Renshô-bô-hôshi)

d.1208; Minamoto warrior who killed Atsumori; Renshô-Bô was also known as Naozane, Kumagae Jirô

S31.36; S32.4; S44.23; S45.6; S46.78; S50.1; S88.6

T38; T48; T66; T226; T228; T229

Riju

Chinese warrior in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

 

T302

Rikiya, Ôboshi

young son of Yuranosuke in the Chûshingura; also known as Chikara and as Yoshikane, Ôboshi

S46.82; S54.2; S54.2a; S57.2; S58.4; S59.4; S72.1; S80.14; S86.9; S90.2

T248a

Rikuseki (Lu Chi)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.12; S60.19

 

Rinshikô Raiô

 

S2a.17

 

Ritchitaisai Genshôji

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Ryûchitaisai Genshôji

S2.53; S2a.9; S3.6; S47.17

 

Rokudai-Gozen

young son of Taira no Koremori, beheaded by Yoritomo in 1199; character in ‘Sembonzakura’

S45.46

 

Rokunoritsuna, Imata Chikahira

 

S91 (not in Robinson)

 

Rokurokubi

Long-necked demon

S1b.5

 

Rokuya Ongundayû

a villain in ‘Jiraiya’

S46.57

 

Rônin

47 masterless samurai (see also under individual names)

S54; S55: S56; S57; S58; S59; S71; S72; S78; S80; S90

T11; T12; T13; T14; T15; T80; T81; T186; T187; T188; T209; T210; T211; T249; T260; T272; T273; T276; T285

Rôraishi (Lao-Lai-Tzu)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.6; S60.8

 

Rôrihakuchô Chôjun

Chinese hero of the Suikoden

S2a (not in Robinson); S2.49; S3.6; S47.16

 

Rôshi Ensei (or Yensei)

Chinese sumô wrestler and hero of the Suikoden

S2.50; S2.51; S2a.18; S3.8

 

Ryofu

general under Gentoku in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms

S10.6

T301; T302

Ryôtôja Kaichin

Chinese hero of the Suikoden

S2.52; S2a.8; S3.5

 

Ryôzen-Hôshi

priest; one of the Hundred Poets

S19.70

 

Ryûchitaisai Genshôji

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Ritchitaisai Genshôji

S2.53; S2a.9; S3.6; S47.17

 

“Robinson” refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

 

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