|First appearance||Ryū Ga Gotoku: Kenzan!|
Itakura (1545 – 1624) was a Japanese daimyou. He fought on the side of Ieyasu Tokugawa at the Battle of Sekigahara. He served in the Tokugawa shogunate as the second Kyoto Shoshidai, holding office in the period spanning the years from 1601 through 1620.
In the game, he is a visiting dignitary to Gion 祇園. Apparently he doesn't like Gion so it seems a bit strange that he is visiting. Hon'ami Kouetsu 本阿弥光悦 surmises that it is because he is here to meet someone in secret. Kouetsu shows Kiryuu Kazumanosuke 桐生一馬之介 and Itou Ittousai 伊東一刀斎 the list of attendees to a shebang at the Tsuruya held in Itakura's name. There are two names that stand out. Sasaki Kojirou 佐々木小次郎 and Marume Nagayoshi 丸目長恵. Itou and Kiryuu come up with a plan to meet their nemisi.