Amari Torayasu

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Amari Torayasu (甘利 虎泰, 1498 – March 23, 1548) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period, and served the Takeda clan under Takeda Nobutora and Shingen.[1] Amari was a shukurō, or clan elder, following Shingen's accession to family headship and was one of "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen".[2]

He was killed in action at the battle of Uedahara in 1548, together with Itagaki Nobukata. The two were fighting side by side on the frontlines when suddenly a volley of arrows shot them down.[1]

Amari was succeeded by his son Amari Masatada.

Japanese Politician Akira Amari is a descendant of Torayasu.[3]

Amari in Fiction[edit]

In NHK's 2007 Taiga drama Fūrinkazan, Amari is played by Raita Ryū.


  1. ^ a b 武家家伝_甘利氏
  2. ^ Inoue, Yasushi. (2006). The Samurai banner of Furin Kazan, p. 7.
  3. ^ "Profile". Akira Amari Official Site. 2014-05-07. Archived from the original on 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2015-11-12.

Further reading[edit]

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.

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