Names Beginning with N-R

 

Name

Identity

Single Sheet Prints

Triptychs and Diptychs

Nagachlka, Kld˘ 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, Shir˘

fought Yoshinaka, but later joined Yoritomo

 

T25; T61; T240

Nagamune

warrior prominent in the attack on the H˘j˘ at Rokuhara in Kyoto (1333); also known as Mega Magosabur˘

S88.42

T270

Nagasaka Gengor˘

Takeda warrior at Kawanakajima

 

T292

Nagasaki, Kangayű 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; T312

Nagoya Sanza (Bur˘)

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 Chűshingura

S57.22

 

Nakamura Bunkasai

veteran counselor of Shibata Katsuie, d. 1583

S62.24

 

Nakanari, Fujiwara no, ghost of

d.810; conspirator

S46.40

 

Nakanishi Dairokur˘

Uesugi warrior at Kawanakajima

 

T316

Nakasaina Sonja

one of the Sixteen Rakan

S1d.3

 

Namba Jir˘

1160; retainer of Kiyomori

S1c.4

T10

Namiko

disguised name of Konami, daughter of Honz˘ in the Chűshingura

S45.56

 

Naoie, Kojir˘

son of Naozane

S74.10

 

Naonori

villain and magician in the play ĹSendai hagiĺ; also known as Nikki Danj˘

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 Jir˘

d.1208; Minamoto warrior who killed Atsumori; Naozane was later known as Rensh˘-B˘

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 Sh˘nin

eponymous hero of the play ĹNarukamiĺ

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-shű sect

S6 (all)

 

Nii no Ama

wife of Kiyomori; grandmother of Emperor Antoku

 

T96

Nij˘ no Tsubone

beloved of the poet Narihira

S74.41

 

Nikki Danj˘ Naonori

villain and magician in the play ĹSendai hagiĺ; also known as Naonori

S45.41

 

Nikki Gennosuke

 

S1e.2

 

Nikky˘

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, ďboshi Seizaemon

one of the Forty-Seven R˘nin

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

 

Nobunaga, Oda

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

S62.28

T204; T312

Nobushige

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

S34.3; S63.9; S82.2

 

Nobutomo, ďboshi Sampei

 

S56.17

 

Nobutsuna, Sasaki

d.1242; fought for the H˘j˘

 

T198

Nobutsura, Hasebe Ch˘hy˘e-no-j˘

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 R˘nin

S54.18; S58.1; S90.18

 

Noda Shir˘

Kusunoki warrior slain at Shij˘-nawate in 1348

 

T347

Norihisa, Kuriu Saemon

retainer of Nitta Yoshisada

S94.3

T6

Norikane, Yat˘ Yomoshichi

one of the Forty-Seven R˘nin

S54.3; S57.41; S59.8; S71.1; S72.4 (Sat˘); 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 Yagor˘

one of the Forty-Seven R˘nin

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 (ky˘kaku).

S40.4; S42.5

 

Nuregami Ch˘gor˘

wrestler in the play 'Futatsu ch˘ch˘'

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

T172

Nuregami Katsunosuke

wrestler; perhaps identical with Nuregami Ch˘gor˘

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

 

Nyűbinata K˘jű

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Hatsubinada K˘j˘ and as Happinata K˘jű

S2.48; S3.10

 

Nyűunryű K˘sonsh˘

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Ju-unryű K˘sonsh˘

S2.26; S3.8; S47.10

 

ďanamuchi-no-Mikoto

divinity at the Kita shrine of Hagui in Noto

S4a.10

 

ďboshi Rikiya

young son of Yuranosuke in the Chűshingura; also known as Chikara and as Yoshikane, ďboshi

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

T248a

ďboshi Yuranosuke

leader of the Forty-Seven R˘nin; also known as Yoshio, ďboshi

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

T11; T272; T288

Odai Matarokur˘ Yorisada

opponent of Takeda Shingen (mid 16th century)

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

T201

Oda Nobunaga

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

S62.28

T204

Oda Nobutaka

son of Oda Nobunaga,1558-1583

S62.43

 

O-Fune

daughter of Tombei in ĹYaguchi no watashiĺ

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 ĹKagamiyamaĺ; killed Tsubone Iwafuji; also known as Hatsu-jo

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

 

ďh˘ (Wang P'ou):

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.14; S60.22

 

ďiko

strong woman of Takashima in the province of ďmi

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 Chűshingura

S72.1

 

O-Iwa

murdered wife, then a ghost in ĹYotsuya kwaidanĺ

S45.25; S74.22

 

ďjin Tenn˘

Emperor, 270-313; son of the Empress Jing˘

S28.1

 

O-Kane

strong woman of ďmi 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 Chűshingura

S86.6; S86.7

 

ďkawa 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 ĹKoi musume mukashi hachij˘ĺ involver in murder

S38.8

 

O-Kon

mistress of Fukuoka Mitsugi

S36.8

 

ďkumo Tessan (Aoyama Shűzen)

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 ĹImoseyamaĺ

S38.7; S45.10

 

ďmori Hikoshichi

vassal of the Ashikaga; fought at the Minatogawa

S24.4; S93.5

 

ďnamuchi-no-Mikoto

divinity at the Kita shrine of Hagui in Noto

S4a.10

 

Onchi Sakon-Tar˘

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

S81.4

T350

Onikojima Yatar˘

Uesugi warrior at Kawanakajima; also called Torahide, Onikojima Yatar˘

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 T˘fű

896-966; celebrated calligrapher; also known as Michlkaze

S35.10

 

Ono Sadakur˘

murderer of Yoichibei in the Chűshingura

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 R˘nin, Yazama Jűtar˘ (Jűjir˘)

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 ĹGoban Tadanobuĺ

S46.99

 

O-Seki

female character in the play ĹFutatsu ch˘ch˘ĺ

 

T172

O-Shichi

daughter of a greengrocer (yaoya), and incendiary; dramatic character in ĹFurisode meotoĺ

S45.21; S46.45; S74.29

 

ďsh˘ (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 ĹO-Some Hisamatsuĺ

S46.89

 

O-Sono

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

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

T131; T137; T170

O-Sono

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

S72.6; S86.10

 

ďta D˘kwan

1432-86; originally Sukenaga; also known as ďta Saemon-dayű 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 K˘riyama, and wife of Araki Mataemon

S46.19

 

ďtani Furuinosuke

boy-prodigy; killed a boar with his bare hands

S4a.14; S85.1

 

ďta Saemon-dayű Mochisuke

1432-86; originally Sukenaga; also known as ďta D˘kwan

S1a.1; S67.4

T308a

Otohime

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

S95e (not in Robinson)

 

ďtomo no Kuronushi

ninth century; one of the Six Poets

S46.95

 

ďt˘nai

dramatic character in the ĹSoga monogatariĺ cycle

S46.83

 

ďto-no-Miya

1308-35; son of the Emperor Go-Daig˘, whose cause he championed; also known as Morinaga Shinn˘

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-Tsű

the madwoman of Fumi-hiroge, daughter of Chiyo, character in ĹAzuma kagamiĺ

S45.36; S46.14

 

O-Tsuji

dramatic character; nurse to H˘tar˘

S74.55

 

O-Tsuru

daughter of Awa no Jurobei

S43.8

 

ďwashi Bungo

subsidiary character in the Chűishingura

S72.3

 

O-Yasu

female character in ĹHime komatsuĺ

S45.29

 

O-Yumi

wife of Awa no Jurobei

S43.8

 

Raigen, Nogi Nyűd˘

 

S88.51

 

Raig˘ Ajari

priest of Onj˘ji (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

Raik˘

944-1021; hero of a number of bold feats with his Four Retainers (Shitenn˘); 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; T312

Rensh˘-b˘ (or Rensh˘-b˘-h˘shi)

d.1208; Minamoto warrior who killed Atsumori; Rensh˘-B˘ was also known as Naozane, Kumagae Jir˘

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, ďboshi

young son of Yuranosuke in the Chűshingura; also known as Chikara and as Yoshikane, ďboshi

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

 

Rinshik˘ Rai˘

 

S2a.17

 

Ritchitaisai Gensh˘ji

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Ryűchitaisai Gensh˘ji

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

 

Rokudai-Gozen

young son of Taira no Koremori, beheaded by Yoritomo in 1199; character in ĹSembonzakuraĺ

S45.46

 

Rokunoritsuna, Imata Chikahira

 

S91 (not in Robinson)

 

Rokurokubi

Long-necked demon

S1b.5

 

Rokuya Ongundayű

a villain in ĹJiraiyaĺ

S46.57

 

R˘nin

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

R˘raishi (Lao-Lai-Tzu)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.6; S60.8

 

R˘rihakuch˘ Ch˘jun

Chinese hero of the Suikoden

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

 

R˘shi Ensei (or Yensei)

Chinese sum˘ 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

Ry˘t˘ja Kaichin

Chinese hero of the Suikoden

S2.52; S2a.8; S3.5

 

Ry˘zen-H˘shi

priest; one of the Hundred Poets

S19.70

 

Ryűchitaisai Gensh˘ji

Chinese hero of the Suikoden also known as Ritchitaisai Gensh˘ji

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

 

ôRobinsonö 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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