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Siege of Hachigata (1590)
Part of the Sengoku period
Date1590
LocationHachigata Castle, Sagami province, Japan
36°06′33″N 139°11′46″E / 36.1092°N 139.196°E / 36.1092; 139.196Coordinates: 36°06′33″N 139°11′46″E / 36.1092°N 139.196°E / 36.1092; 139.196
Result Toyotomi victory
Belligerents
Forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi Hōjō clan forces
Commanders and leaders
Maeda Toshiie
Uesugi Kagekatsu
Hōjō Ujikuni
Strength
35,000 Unknown



The 1590 siege of Hachigata was the penultimate battle of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's campaigns against the Hōjō clan, during Japan's Sengoku period. Hachigata was one of the last major fortresses of the Hōjō, whose opposition in the Kantō region Hideyoshi sought to eliminate, having already subjugated all of Western Japan.[1]

The besieging force of 35,000 men was led by Maeda Toshiie and Uesugi Kagekatsu. The Hōjō garrison under the command of Hōjō Ujikuni held out for over a month before the castle fell.

In popular culture

  • The Floating Castle (2012) by Shinji Higuchi and Isshin Inudo is a comedy-drama film which relates the events of the Siege of Hachigata.[2]

See also

References

Notes

  1. Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co.
  2. The Floating Castle at the Internet Movie Database

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