- "So many stubbornly favor the sword. But this black powder is the future."
- ―Shima Sakon, on the effectiveness of gunpowder.[src]
While many Japanese warlords were hesitant to adopt firearms, Sakon embraced the change and constituted a force of a thousand men equipped with muskets and cannons. At the Battle of Sekigahara on 21 October 1600, Sakon was killed by Yamauchi Taka.