On the final battle day, (September 15), the rain which
had been falling since the previous night stopped. however a dense fog lay all around.
In Sekigahara the fog cleared after 8:00 am. Strong general Saizo Kani of the Fukushima forces was deceived by Naomasa
Ii, Tadayoshi Matsudaira and others who pretended to be on patrol, but instead they fired on Ukita’s forces. Because Masanori Fukushima was appointed the lead of the group from Ieyasu, they
immediately attacked Ukita’s forces.
A fierce battle began at the same time beacons were lit at Maruyama, Mt.Temma, and Mt.Sasao.
The forces of Takatora Kyogoku and Takatora Todo attacked the Yoshitugu Otani.
The Fukushima forces collided with Ukita forces from the front.
The forces of Uraku Oda, Shigekatsu Furuta and Hirotaka Terasawa charged at the Konishi forces.
The forces of Tadayoshi Matsudaira, Naomasa Ii and Tadakatsu Honda made a fierce attack on the Shimazu
An intense fight occurred at Mt. Sasao. Nearly 20000 soldiers, under Ngamasa Kuroda, Tadaoki Hosokawa,
Yoshiaki Kato bore down upon the command post of Mitsunari with severe force, and tried to break through.
However, Sakon Shima utilized his intellect and fooled the EASTERN ARMY. Sakon Shima divided his forces into two. He
used one for defense and commanded the other, to try to break through Kuroda’s army.
On the battlefield Sakon Shima looked like a demon. The EASTERN ARMY soldiers were ready to run away, terrified by his
figure, so they tried to escape.