|Siege of Takatō|
|Part of the Sengoku period|
Castle gate hidden behind sakura.
|forces of Takeda Shingen||forces of Takatō Yoritsugu|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Takeda Shingen||Takatō Yoritsugu|
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.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.
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