Daimyo of Hyuga :
North : Ito (1390-1572) /Tsuchimochi / Otomo the Christian (1572-1578/83) /Shimazu (1583-1587)/Takahashi
South :Ito (1390- 1583)/Shimazu (1583-1587-1600)
Battle of Kizakibara 1572 Ito Yoshisuke (hyuga) vs Shimazu Yoshihisa
Matsuo Castle 1578 Ôtomo Yoshimune (north) vs Tsuchimochi Chikanari (hyuga) Shimazu ally + betrayed Ito Yoshisuke
Mimigawa (1578) : Shimazu (south) vs Otomo (north)
The ancient capital was near Saito. During the Sengoku period, the area was often divided into a northern fief around Agata castle (near modern Nobeoka), and a southern fief around Obi castle, near modern Nichinan. The southern fief was held by the Shimadzu clan of nearby Satsuma for much of the period.