- "Powerful men still need what we provide."
- ―Chaya Shirojiro Kiyonobu.[src]
Chaya Shirojiro Kiyonobu (1545 – 1596) was a Japanese silk merchant and information dealer, part of the famous Chaya Shirojiro family of Kyoto and active during the Sengoku period. Formerly the squire of Tokugawa Ieyasu, Kiyonobu was tasked by him to keep an eye on the Christian missionaries, and report any suspicion of Templar activities in Kyoto.