Shingen

Shingen Takeda, 1521 to 1573, is one of military commanders during Japan's period of civil wars. He became a king of "Kainokuni", Yamanashi Prefecture at present, in 1541. He is distinguished for political competence on control of mountains and rivers, lawmaking, called "Koushuhatto", and management of territories. Moreover, he created "Koushu-Gold"after development of gold mines. Later it became the basis of monetary system in Edo Period. He was one of the valiantest military commanders and was beloved among the people under his domination. Unfortunately he had died from illness before he could attain the unification of Japan.