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Siege of Takatō
Part of the Sengoku period
TakatoCastle(高遠城).JPG
Castle gate hidden behind sakura.
Date1545
LocationTakatō castle, Shinano Province, Japan
Result Takeda victory
Belligerents
forces of Takeda Shingen forces of Takatō Yoritsugu
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen Takatō Yoritsugu
Strength
5000 5100


The 1545 siege of Takatō castle marked the first time Takatō had been besieged. Takeda Shingen, continuing his sweep through the Ima Valley of Shinano Province, seeking to take control of the entire province, defeated Takatō Yoritsugu, the castellan. Takatō had relied on support from his allies, Ogasawara Nagatoki and Tozawa Yorichika, who failed to aid in his defense.

References

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

See also

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