Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. YAgy J bei Mitsuyoshi is one of the most famous and romanticized of the samurai in Japan''s feudal era. VEry little is known about the actual life of Yagy Mitsuyoshi as the official records of his life are very sparse. YAgy J bei Mitsuyoshi (born "Shichir ") grew up in his family''s ancestral lands, Yagy no Sato, now in Nara. HE was the son of Yagy Tajima no Kami Munenori, master swordsman of the Tokugawa Shoguns, especially Ieyasu and Tokugawa Iemitsu, who prized Munenori as one of his top counselors. MUnenori fought for the first Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, at the Battle of Sekigahara, expanding the Shogun''s territory. FOr his efforts, Munenori was made the Shogun''s sword instructor and a minor daimyo or provincial ruler. MUnenori would go on to train three successive Shoguns: Ieyasu, Hidetada, and Iemitsu.