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Battle of Odaihara
Part of the Sengoku period
Date1546
LocationOdaihara, Saku, Shinano Province
Result Takeda victory
Belligerents
forces of Takeda Shingen Uesugi clan
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen Uesugi Norimasa
Strength
5000 3800
Casualties and losses
21 498


The 1546 Battle of Odaihara was one of many steps taken by Takeda Shingen, one of Japan's great warlords of the Sengoku period of Japan, in his bid to take over Shinano province. He met the forces of Uesugi Norimasa on the plains of Odaihara, and defeated Uesugi's army while devoting a portion of his own force to the concurrent siege of nearby Shika castle. His victory at Odaihara would grant him hundreds of enemy heads to use for intimidation tactics at Shika.

References

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.

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