"Date Masamune & Ii Naotaka, siege of Osaka castle, 1615" , Richard Hook
Hirano Nagayasu (1559-1628) was a samurai warlord who served Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Sengoku period (or Warring States period from mid-15th to early 17th century). Gonbei is his alias. He is known as one of the Seven Spears who fought well in the Battle of Shizugatake. This print shows a scene from the battle. He later allied with the Eastern Army in the Battle of Sekigahara, but could not participate in the main battle since he was serving Tokugawa Hidetada.