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Military commander Sengoku Hidehisa (1552−1614) will forever be remembered as a Japanese warrior who messed up the worst but redeemed himself the most. Sengoku was quick to be promoted to the role of daimyo (feudal lord), but due to his lack of chivalry and perceived depravity, historical records harshly describe him as a coward and thief. He eventually redeemed himself, spending the final phase of his life working diligently under the stewardship of the prestigious Tokugawa clan.

It is his imperfection that makes him all the more attractive and easier to identify with, says manga artist Hideki Miyashita, who will attend a talk event during the Uzumasa Sengoku Matsuri 2012: Wonder 7 festival in Kyoto this weekend.

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