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We asked 1,000 men and women from all over the country Ranking of favorite historical figures who are associated with Japanese swords!

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[We asked 1,000 men and women from all over the country] Ranking of favorite historical figures who are associated with Japanese swords! Japanese trend research/Survey on favorite historical figures with images of Japanese swords
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Japan Trend Research (operating company: NEXER Co., Ltd.) jointly conducted a survey with “Eirakudo” regarding “favorite historical figures associated with Japanese swords,” and the results were published on the website. To do.
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■Ranking of favorite historical figures with the image of Japanese swords! Who are the TOP3 who got over 100 votes?
When you hear “I have an image of a Japanese sword,” which person do you think of? I think the eras and people are different, such as “Oda Nobunaga” and “Hijikata Toshizo.”
Therefore, this time, in collaboration with Eirakudo, we conducted a survey of 1,000 men and women from all over Japan about their favorite historical figures who are associated with Japanese swords.
*When quoting the contents of this press release, please comply with the following.・Indication that the cited source is “Survey by Japan Trend Research and Eirakudo” ・Installation of a link to the relevant article of “Japan Trend Research” (https://trend-research.jp/21779/) ・Eirakudo ( https://eirakudo.shop/) “Survey on favorite historical figures with images of Japanese swords” Survey overview Survey period: January 29, 2024 – February 1, 2024 Research institution: Japan Trend Research (in-house survey) Survey target: Male and female nationwide Number of valid responses: 1000 samples Survey method: Internet survey Question content: Question 1: Which of the following “historical figures with the image of a Japanese sword” do you like the most? Please choose one person. Question 2: Please tell me why you like that person.
◆1st place Nobunaga Oda 135 votes
The following comments were made by survey respondents who chose Oda Nobunaga. Because I have an image of cutting it off right away. (Female in her 30s) I thought it was cool to be true to myself (female, 40s)
Looks like a cool way of life (male, 60s)
Because I feel a sense of belief in the image of a person (30s, female) Because charisma is the best (40s, male)
Because it feels strong and cool. (Female in her 40s)
Nobunaga’s appearance depicted in dramas is cool. (Male in his 50s) The person chosen for first place was Nobunaga Oda, also known as the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven. In addition to “Heshikiri Hasebe” and “Yagen Toshiro,” “Tsurumaru Kuninaga,” which is designated as a sacred treasure, are famous.
◆2nd place Miyamoto Musashi 123 votes
The following comments were made by survey respondents who chose Miyamoto Musashi.
Because he is a unique swordsman (male, 50s)
I think it’s cool because it’s dual wielding. (Female in her 50s) I like the simple and reliable appearance (male, 40s)
Because Miyamoto Musashi’s hometown is close to my hometown (40s, female) Great swordsman. I thought it best suited the image of a Japanese sword. (Male in his 50s)
There are many anecdotes left behind (woman in her 30s)
His charm is that he is a lone wolf (man, 60s)
In second place was Miyamoto Musashi, who is famous for defeating Kojiro Sasaki at the Battle of Ganryujima. When it comes to Miyamoto Musashi’s favorite sword, he is mainly known for the “Mumei Kaneju.” ◆3rd place Masamune Date 118 votes
The following comments were made by survey respondents who chose Date Masamune. I saw the one-eyed dragon Date Masamune in a taiga drama a long time ago and fell in love with it (female in her 50s)
Because he is a talented and attractive Sengoku military commander. (Male in his 50s)
Because the characters in the game were cool. (Female in her 20s) Because he is one of the strongest military commanders of the Sengoku period (40s, male)
Masamune Date is strategic, but he is fierce, has a violent temper, and has a unique one-eyed appearance that makes him look cool, making him an admired military commander. (Male in his 50s)
Third place went to Date Masamune, also known as the One-Eyed Dragon. “Sokudaikiri Mitsutada” is widely known as Date Masamune’s favorite sword.
◆4th place Ryoma Sakamoto 77 votes
The following comments were made by survey respondents who chose Ryoma Sakamoto. He was the person who returned power to the Imperial Court and brought the Edo Shogunate to an end. (Female in her 50s)
Because I was actively trying to incorporate new culture (female, 30s) I think he’s what we would now call a monster of communication skills, so I’d like to see his methods and coordination techniques for connecting people. (Male in his 50s)
There is an image of someone who worked for Japan (female, 20s) Because he thought and acted with his eyes set on Japan’s future without getting caught up in himself or the narrow world. (Male in his 60s)
The fourth place went to Ryoma Sakamoto, a feudal retainer of the Tosa domain at the end of the Edo period. Ryoma Sakamoto’s favorite sword is the “Mutsu no kami Yoshiyuki,” and many people may have heard of it just by its name.
◆5th place Souji Okita 67 votes
The following comments were made by survey respondents who chose Souji Okita: Among the members of the Shinsengumi, he was a master swordsman and died of tuberculosis at a young age. I feel sad for his turbulent and short life. (Male, 60s)
He is often featured in manga and dramas, and has the image of a genius swordsman. (Female in her 40s)
He was said to be the best swordsman among the Shinsengumi. (Female in her 30s) Because he was a tragically beautiful young swordsman (50s, female) Although he was a great swordsman, he tragically died young due to illness. (Male in his 60s)
5th place went to Souji Okita, the leader of the first squad, who is said to be the “strongest Shinsengumi.” Okita Souji’s beloved swords are widely known as “Kikuichimonji Norimune”, “Yamato no Kami Yasuyasu”, and “Kashu Kiyomitsu”.
◆6th to 10th place
From now on, we will announce the 6th to 10th place along with some of the reasons.
Tie 6th place Kenshin Uesugi 60 votes
Because long swords look cool (man, 40s)
Because he is not only strong as a military commander, but also admirable as a human being. (Male, 40s)
This is because he was impressed by his one-on-one combat with Takeda Shingen at the Battle of Kawanakajima. (Male in his 60s)
Tie 6th place: Toshizo Hijikata, 60 votes
Because it is portrayed cool in dramas etc. (Female, 30s)
Because he was active as the vice-captain of the Shinsengumi (male, 50s) A person who fought to the end. Because he’s a local hero and a good-looking guy. (Female in her 50s)
8th place Tokugawa Ieyasu 55 votes
His achievements are great in Japanese history. (Male in his 50s) Because she has a sharp mind and manages the people around her well (30s, female)
9th place Yukimura Sanada 35 votes
Because she’s strong and cool (woman in her 60s)
Even though I knew it was a losing battle, I fought until the end. He used everything he had to build Sanada Maru and contribute to the Toyotomi army. (Female in her 20s)
10th place Kojiro Sasaki 29 votes
Impressive swallow return (female, 50s)
Losers are beautiful. I think. (Male in his 60s)
So this time’s ranking is as follows.
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“Oda Nobunaga”, who came in first place, was a Sengoku warlord who represented the Sengoku period and is a well-known figure to everyone. Many people have probably heard of “Heshikiri Hasebe” and
“Nagashino Ichimonji,” which are associated with Oda Nobunaga. Did your favorite “historical figure with the image of a Japanese sword” make it into the list? If you are interested in researching your favorite historical figure, you may find some interesting stories about unknown swords.
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