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Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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Born: June 11, 1659

Died: November 30, 1719 (aged 60)

Bio: Yamamoto Tsunetomo, also read Yamamoto Jōchō was a samurai of the Saga Domain in Hizen Province under his lord Nabeshima Mitsushige. For thirty years Yamamoto devoted his life to the service of his lord and clan. When Nabeshima died in 1700, Yamamoto did not choose to follow his master in death in junshi because the master had expressed a dislike of the practice in his life.

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