Isshiki Fujinaga (一色藤長)

Fujinaga ISSHIKI (the date of birth unknown - May 6, 1596 ?) was Busho (Japanese military commander) in the Sengoku period (Japan). He was a member of Otomoshu (Attendant group, who attended the Shogun Takauji Ashikaga to go up to the ancient capital Kyoto) of the Muromachi Bakufu. He belonged to Shikibu-sho (the Ministry of Ceremonial). He was a member of ISSHIKI clan (Shikibu family). He was the first son of Harutomo ISSHIKI. He was the father of Konchiin Suden, and Hidekazu ISSHIKI was his brother.

Fujinaga ISSHIKI was the direct descendant of Mochinori ISSHIKI, who competed against Yoshitsura ISSHIKI for reigns of ISSHIKI family. As the lord of the ISSHIKI -SHIKIBU family, who took in charge of Hokoshu (the shogunal military guard), Fujinaga served Yoshiteru ASHIKAGA and Yoshiaki ASHIKAGA in collaboration with Terutsune Hosokawa and so on.

Fujinaga is said to have fostered the son of Yoshiaki ASHIKAGA as Yoshitaka ASHIKAGA.

There is also a theory that Fujinaga participated in the Western Camp of the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, and said to have died in the battle.

Descendant

He had a son named Norikatsu. Norikatsu served Edo Bakufu as high ranked Hatamoto (direct retainers of the bakufu), whose income was 2,000 Koku crop yield. Norikatsu's court rank was Jyugoinoge (Junior Fifth Rank, Lower Grade) Shikibu shoyu (Junior Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Ceremonial), which was in charge of conducting ceremonies for Bakufu.