The Shimadzu Clan in the Sengoku Period

Find out about the Shimadzu Clan and their exploits during the Sengoku period

The Shimadzu Clan were one of Japan’s most powerful warrior families, and during the height of their power controlled the whole island of Kyushu.

Find out about how the four brothers of the Shimadzu family consolidated their power and crushed neighbouring clans, how Toyotomi Hideyoshi pushed the Shimadzu back to Kagoshima, and how Shimadzu Yoshihiro made a daring escape from the Battle of Sekigahara.

The Shimadzu Clan in the Sengoku Period
Saturday, June 29 – Thursday, September 12
Shoko Shuseikan Museum Annex
Free with entry to Sengan-en
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