Names Beginning with U-Z

 

Name

Identity

Single Sheet Prints

Triptychs and Diptychs

Uchida Saburô

Taira warrior slain by Tomoe-gozen

S7.4

 

Ude no Kisaburô

otokodate dramatic character

S40.9; S42.7

 

Ukareme, Muro no

'courtesan of Muro' (now Murotsu); said to have been an incarnation of Fugen Bosatsu

S33.5

 

Ukiyo Watabei

dramatic character (perhaps Matabei).

S74.2

 

Ukon

poetess; mother of Suô-no-naishi

S19.38

 

Ume no Yoshibei

dramatic character; husband of Ko-ume

S40.10; S46.79

 

Umegawa

beloved of Chûbei in ‘Meido no hikyaku’

S46.75

 

Umewaka Maru

child carried off by a slave-dealer

S46.21

 

Umi Bôzu (The 'Sea Monk')

monstrous marine apparition

S44.44

 

Uneme

heroic girl who saved her village from a monstrous serpent

S20.26 (a different Uneme?); S23.23

 

Unno Kotarô

protagonist at the Battle of Kurikaradani

 

T303

Unrikongô Sôman

Chinese hero of the Suikoden

S2.73; S3.7

 

Urashlma Tarô

Japanese Rip Van Winkle

S74.39; S95e (not in Robinson)

 

Usami Suruga no Kami

Uesugi warrior at Kawanakajima

 

T331

Ushiwaka Maru

child-name of Yoshitsune

S1b.2; S1e.16; S1f.3; S1f.11; S7.5; S8.4; S9.5; S22.13; S28.2; S31.35; S32.11; S35a (not in Robinson); S36.22; S37.14; S45.3; S45.42; S46.1; S46.11; S52.7; S65 (all); S73.13 bis.; S74.16; S76.1; S77.6; S84.9; S88.8; S88.37; S89.9

T1; T5; T16; T17; T20; T29a; T32; T40; T45; T47; T53; T54; T56; T59; T63; T64; T65; T66; T67; T68; T69; T70; T84; T93; T97; T108; T109; T117; T122; T124; T126; T127; T133; T134; T135; T147; T149; T150; T150; T151; T162a; T163; T164; T167; T185; T194; T215; T221; T222; T224; T227; T230; T241; T242; T264; T267; T282; T319; T327; T337; T339; T351

Usui Matagorô

monster-slayer of Hida province

S1c.3

 

Usuyuki-Hime

heroine of ‘Usuyuki monogatari’; beloved of Sonobe Saemon

S46.46

 

Ueshima Monya

youthful retainer of Enya in the Chûishingura

S56.7

 

Wada Hyôe

character in the play ‘Ômi Genji’

S74.30

 

Wada Izumi no Kami

Kusunoki warrior in the war against the Ashikaga

 

T350

Waikyakko Ôei

Chinese hero of the Suikoden

S2.74; S3.2

 

Wakaba-no-Naishi

mother of Rokudai

S45.46

 

Wakamatsu

ama who tried to recover the Sword of the Regalia after the Battle of Dan-no-ura

 

T134

Wakasa no Suke (Kamei Sama)

character in the Chûshingura

S55.2; S86.1; S86.2

T248; T248a

Wakatsuki Heidayû

Takeda warrior at Kawanakajima

 

T292

Wankyû (short for Wanya Kyûemon)

late 17th century poet distracted by love

S46.42

 

Wanya Kyûemon

late 17th century poet distracted by love; also known as Wankyû

S46.42

 

Washi-no-o (or Washio) Saburô Tsunehisa (or Yoshihisa)

young hunter who showed Yoshitsune the Hiyodori-goe path at Ichi-no-tani

S1a.10; S24 (not in Robinson); S65.11

T64

Watanabe Wataru

mid twelfth century; husband of Kesa-gozen

 

T129

Watari (Tada) Shinzaemon

retainer of Nitta Yoshisada; also known as Yasumasa

S94.3

T6

Watônai

pirate offspring of a Chinese father and Japanese mother; often used as substitute name for Katô Kiyomasa

 

 

Witches (also see ‘demons’ and ‘ghosts’)

 

S5.7; S48.2; S74.28; S87.1

T138

Yadahei

son of Konomura Ôinosuke in ‘Gosan no kiri’

S46.61

 

Yakamochi, Chûnagon Otomo no

d.785; one of the Hundred Poets

S27.6

 

Yamabuki-Gozen

formerly Sarashina-hime; wife of Yoshinaka who fought beside him

S20.27

T60; T95

Yamaji Shôgen Masakuni

nephew of Tatsuie, 1546-1583

S62.10

 

Yamamoto Kansuke Nyûdô Haruyuki Dôkisai

Takeda general at Kawanakajima; one-eyed, in early life a considerable scholar; also known as Haruyuk

S34.4; S35.16; S38.12; S44.37; S63.2; S77 (not in Robinson); S81.6; S82.3; S84.2; S92.5; S95f.5

T154; T161; T190; T247; T259; T313

Yamanaka Dankurô

 

S1f.16

T212

Yamato-Take-no-Mikoto

81-113; son of the Emperor Keikô; active against the aborigines; also known as Yamatotakeru-no-Mikoto

S4b.5; S88.27

 

Yamatotakeru-no-Mikoto

81-113; son of the Emperor Keikô; active against the aborigines; also known as Yamato-Take-no-Mikoto

S4b.5; S88.27

 

Yama-Uba

wife of Sakata Kurando and mother of Kintoki, formerly called Yaegiri

S35a.2; S38.4; S46.87; S74.18; S74.34; S88.12; S95e.7

T44

Yamazaki Yogorô

character in several plays including 'Michiyuki koi no Yamazaki’

S46.80

 

Yaoya ('Greengrocer') Hambei

character in the play ‘Yoigoshin’

S46.59

 

Yasha Arashi

wrestler

S4a.17

 

Yasubei, Horibe

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin; also called Taketsune, Oribe Yasubei 

S54.34; S57.8 (Horie); S58.3; S72.6 (Yasahei); S80.18 (Orinabe); S90.34 (Horibe)

T148 (Horiguchi); T184; T213

Yasuchika, Abe no

court astrologer who unmasked Tamamo-no-mae as the nine-tailed fox

S1c.1

 

Yasuharu, Orio Mosuke

youthful retainer of Hideyoshi; also known as Yoshiharu, Dôji

S62.27

T202

Yasuhide, Bunya

eminent ninth-century poet

S19.22

 

Yasuhide, Fumiya

eminent ninth-century poet

S19.22

 

Yasukata, Utou

character in the play ‘Sôma dairi’

S45.19

 

Yasumasa, Fujiwara no

retainer of Raikô

S35.11; S74.42

T3; T4; T21; T26a; T128; T169; T261; T262; T298; T305; T357

Yasumasa, Hirai no

retainer of Raikô

S35.11; S74.42

T3; T4; T21; T26a; T128; T169; T261; T262; T298; T305; T357

Yasumasa

retainer of Nitta Yoshisada; also known as Watari (Tada) Shinzaemon

S94.3

T6

Yasuna, Abe no

husband of the fox-woman Kuzunoha

S45.24; S74.44

 

Yasusuke, Hakamadare

robber, sometimes identified with Kidô Maru

S24.8; S35.11; S46.76; S74.42

 

Yata Jiroemon

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin; also known as Suketake, Yata Goroemon

S54.36; S57.42; S59.7 (Jiroemon); S72.7 (Yada); S78.11 (Yada Gorozaemon); S80.8 (Yada Gorozaemon); S90.36 (Gorozaemon)

 

Yato Noritsuga

 

S56.16

 

Yawata Saburô

retainer of Kudô Suketsune; perhaps identical with Hachiman Saburô

 

T102

Yae

wife of Sakura Maru in the play ‘Sugawara’

S45.35; S46.84

 

Yaegaki-Hime

betrothed to Takeda Katsuyori and faithful to his memory

S36.13; S45.17; S46.72; S74.31

 

Yaegiri

wife of Sakata Kurando and mother of Kintoki, also known as Yama-Uba

S35a.2; S38.4; S46.87; S74.18; S74.34; S88.12; S95e.7

T44

Yamanaka Shikanosuke Yukimori

Vassal of Amanaka Shikanosuke Yukimori, 1545-1578

S62.3

 

Yasuda Sakubee Kunitsugu

vassal of Toki, 16th century

S62.49

 

Yazama Jûtarô

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin; also called Moto-Oki, Yazama Jûjirô

S46.92 (Jûtarô); S54.13; S72.9 (Jûtarô); S90.13

 

Yebina Gempachi

wrestling umpire before Yoritomo

S95f.6

T353

Yeda Genzô Hirotsuna

retainer of Yoshitsune killed at Horikawa; also known as Hirotsuna

S4a.18; S74.40; S76.6; S92 (not in Robinson)

T185

Yegara Heita

son of Wada Yoshinaga; serpent-slayer; also known as Tanenaga, Egara (Wada) Heita

S1c.10; S1f.8; S84.6

T75

Yendô Musha

twelfth-century lover of the ill-fated Kesa-gozen; also known as Mongaku Shônin and as Moritô, Endô Musha

S1e.6; S1e.13; S15.6; S24.2; S45.7; S46.44; S52.1; S93.4

T129; T253

Yenshi (Yen Tzu)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13 (not in Robinson); S60.16; S79.6

 

Yenya Hangwan

former lord of the Forty-Seven Rônin in the Chûshingura; also known as Takasada, Enya Hangwan

S54.39; S55.3; S86.1; S86.3; S90.39

T248

Yodohei, Shimobe

character in ‘Go-nin otoko’

S45.14

 

Yodoya Shinshichi

loyal servant in ‘Yodo no koi’

S51.10

 

Yoichibei

farmer and father of O-Kiru in the Chûshingura

S74.48

 

Yoji

Japanese Paragon of Filial Piety

S23.14

 

Yojibei

ship's captain who tried to assassinate Hideyoshi

 

T251

Yojirô

brother of the courtesan Otoshi in ‘Sarumawashi’

S38.9

 

Yojô (Yü Jang)

Chinese would-be avenger of his lord's death

S46.20

 

Yôkô (Yang Hsiang)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.9; S60.11

 

Yokoyama Tarô

character in the dramatized story of Oguri Hangwan

S46.58

 

Yôkyô (Yang Hsiang)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S13.9; S60.11

 

Yori-Ie, Minamoto no

1182-1204; eldest son of Yoritomo

 

T119; T218

Yorikane, Ashlkaga Sakingo

murderer of Takao in ‘Date kurabe’

S45.44; S74.2

 

Yorimasa, Gen (Minamoto) Sammi

1106-80; warrior and poet

S15.12; S31.24; S46.8; S48.6; S67.1; S74.72; S77.2; S89.2; S95d.3; S95f (not in Robinson)

T7; T48; T107; T112

Yorimitsu, Minamoto no

944-1021; hero of a number of bold feats with his Four Retainers (Shitennô); also known as Raikô

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

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

Yoritomo, Udaishô Minamoto no

1147-99; destroyer of the Taira and first Minamoto shôgun

S22.12; S31.26; S32.10; S44.10; S44.30; S46.36; S67.6; S73.9, S95e (not in Robinson)

T39; T45; T48; T56; T57; T71; T72: T73; T74; T87; T94; T99; T103; T114; T115; T118; T141; T200; T216; T283; T288; T320; T326; T340; T353

Yoshiharu, Dôji

youthful retainer of Hideyoshi; also known as Yasuharu, Orio Mosuke

S62.27

T202

Yoshihide

early thirteenth-century warrior and strong man; also called Asahina Saburô Yoshihide

S1a.12; S1c.14; S22.3; S31.27; S32.1; S43.4; S45.34; S73.16; S89.1

T31; T102; T119; T218; T281; T342

Yoshihiro, Fuchibe

murderer of Prince Morinaga (Ôto-no-miya); also called Fuchibe Iga no Kami

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

 

Yoshihisa, Sanada

retainer of Yoritomo, killed at Ishibashiyama; also known as Yoshitada, Sanada Yoichi and as Yoshisada, Sanada

S1a.13; S1c.18; S51c.8; S1f.6; S8.1; S31.33

T28; T39; T94; T139; T197; T227

Yoshihlra, Akugenda Minamoto no

1140-60; eldest son of Yoshitomo

S1c.4; S22.2; S31.28

T10; T195

Yoshi-Ie, Hachiman-Tarô Minamoto no

1041-1108; warrior and suppressor of rebels; also known as Hachiman Tarô

S8.8; S28.16; S31.29; S67.2; S77.3; S84.8: S88.34

T52; T111a

Yoshikage, Asakura

1533-73; fought Nobunaga

S62.6

 

Yoshikane, Asakura Saemon-no-Tayû

1533-73; fought Nobunaga

S62.6

 

Yoshikane, Ôboshi

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

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

T248a

Yoshimine

character in the play ‘Yaguchi no watashi’

S46.93

 

Yoshimori, Ise Saburô

retainer of Yoshitsune

S9.5; S31.30

 

Yoshimori, Wada

1147-1213; Minarnoto warrior, said to have married Tomoe-gozen

S61.9

T101; T134; T268a; T315

Yoshimoto, Inagawa Jibu-no-Tayû Minamoto no

1519-60; fought Nobunaga; also called Yoshioto

S62.15; S76.7; S93.2

 

Yoshinaka, Kiso Minamoto no

1154-84; rebel cousin of Yoritomo

S9.2; S31.31; S37.15; S73.8; S73.28; S94.2

T43; T95; T116; T146; T192; T265; T300; T303; T315

Yoshinin-ni

name taken by Kaoyo-gozen after Enya's death

S46.90; S55.4; S56.8 (Yoshinin-ni); S86.1

T248

Yoshio, Ôboshi

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

S46.82; S54.1; S78.1; S86.4; S86.7; S86.9: S86.12; S90.1

T11; T272; T288

Yoshioki, Nitta

d. 1358; second son of Yoshisada; killed at the Yaguchi crossing

S1c (not in Robinson); S28.51; S44.3

 

Yoshioto

1519-60; fought Nobunaga; also called Yoshimoto, Inagawa Jibu-no-Tayû Minamoto no

S62.15; S76.7; S93.2

 

Yoshisada, Nitta

loyalist leader against the Ashikaga

S31.32; S73.4; S81.3; S94.3

T22; T76; T78; T142; T244; T343

Yoshisada, Sanada

retainer of Yoritomo, killed at Ishibashiyama; also known as Yoshihisa, Sanada and as Yoshitada, Sanada Yoichi and as Munesada

S1a.13; S1c.18; S51c.8; S1f.6; S8.1; S31.33; S91 (not in Robinson)

T28; T39; T94; T139; T197; T227

Yoshishige, Wada Kojirô

took part in the Wada rebellion against the Hôjô

 

T75

Yoshisuke, Wakiya

d.1340; younger brother of Nitta Yoshisada

 

T244

Yoshitada, Sanada Yoichi

retainer of Yoritomo, killed at Ishibashiyama; also known as Yoshihisa, Sanada and as Yoshisada, Sanada

S1a.13; S1c.18; S51c.8; S1f.6; S8.1; S31.33

T28; T39; T94; T139; T197; T227

Yoshitaka, Fujiwara no

one of the Hundred Poets

S19.50

 

Yoshitaka, Ôuchi

1507-51; warrior and debauchee

S36.50

 

Yoshitaka, Shimizu Kwanja

son of Yoshinaka

S36.21; S43.10; S74.69

 

Yoshitomo, Minamoto no

defeated and murdered in the war of Heiji

S31.34

 

Yoshitsune, Kurô Hangwan Minamoto no

1159-89; ninth son of Yoshitomo by Tokiwa-gozen; the ultimate Japanese hero; in early life he used the names Ushiwaka Maru and Shanaô

S1b.2; S1e.16; S1f.3; S1f.11; S7.5; S8.4; S9.5; S22.13; S28.2; S31.35; S32.11; S35a (not in Robinson); S36.22; S37.14; S45.3; S45.42; S46.1; S46.11; S52.7; S65 (all); S73.13 bis; S74.16; S76.1; S77.6; S84.9; S88.8; S88.37; S89.9

T1; T5; T16; T17; T20; T29a; T32; T40; T45; T47; T53; T54; T56; T59; T63; T64; T65; T66; T67; T68; T69; T70; T84; T93; T97; T108; T109; T117; T122; T124; T126; T127; T133; T134; T135; T147; T149; T150; T150; T151; T162a; T163; T164; T167; T185; T194; T215; T221; T222; T224; T227; T230; T241; T242; T264; T267; T282; T319; T327; T337; T339; T351

Yoshiyasu

Minamoto warrior at Yashima

 

T229

Yoshlkado, Sôma Tarô

son of Masakado; wizard and brigand

S45.19; S61.10

T89; T111; T166; T219

Yoemon, Kinugawa

farmer who murdered his wife Kasane

S46.32; S74.54

 

Yôzei (or Yôzei-in)

Emperor, 877-84; eccentric and poet

S19.13; S27.13

 

Yukichika, Nenoi

retainer of Yoshinaka

S94.2

 

Yuki-Hime

dramatic character in ‘Kurikara Maru’

S38.1; S46.55

 

Yukihira, Chûnagon Ariwara no

poet and statesman; brother of Narihira

S19.16; S27.16

 

Yukimori, Amanaka Shikanosuke

vassal of Amako Yoshihisa (sixteenth century)

S62.3

 

Yukinari, Dainagon, daughter of

neice of the Empress Sadako, c.1000

S20.31

 

Yukinrô (Yü Ch'ien-Lou)

Chinese Paragon of Filial Piety

S60.18

 

Yukishige, Shikamatsu Kanroku

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin

S54.5; S71.2 (Hanroku); S90.5 (Hanroku).

 

Yukitaka, Tokuda Sadaemon

one of the Forty-Seven Rônin

S54.20; S57.38 (Tadaemon); S80.20 (Okuta); S90.20 (Tadaemon)

 

Yukiuji

Minamoto warrior

S7.1

 

Yume no Ichirobei

character in the ‘Go-nin otoko’ plays

S42.8

 

Yura Hyôgo

retainer of the Nitta family

S44.5

 

Yuranosuke, Ôboshi Yoshio

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

T11; T272; T288

Yuriwaka Daijin

giant archer in the reign of the Emperor Saga

S74.11

 

Yûryaku Tennô

Emperor (457-80); a mighty man of valor and promoter of prosperity

S17.12

 

Yuya

daughter of the headman of Ikeda, Tôtômi, and favorite of Taira no Munemoti; cared for her aged mother

S23.25

 

Zenkichi

lover of O-Roku

S74.36

 

Zennojô

devotee of Jizô Bosatsu, who accorded him a vision of hell

 

S23.26

“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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