Birth Name
Date of Birth
Birth Town
Unknown, Mozambique

African-born and historians estimating Mozambique as his birthplace with Ethiopia also being a possibility. Yasuke arrived in Japan in the 16th century and during his time, achieve’s the military rank of a samurai warrior under the rule of feudal lord Oda Nobunaga who he also fought alongside in battle. He was the first foreign-born samurai known as the Black Samurai.

National Inheritance
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