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Siege of Terabe Castle
Part of the Sengoku period
DateMay–June 1558
LocationTerabe Castle
Result Oda victory
forces of Imagawa Yoshimoto Ogasawara clan
forces of Oda Nobunaga
Commanders and leaders
Matsudaira Motoyasu Suzuki Shigeteru
Oda Nobunaga
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Siege of Terabe Castle took place in 1558 in feudal Japan. Terabe Castle was a possession of the Ogasawara clan of Mikawa province. The castle was built on the north shore of Mikawa Bay, in what is now called Hazu, in the city of Nishio, Aichi Prefecture.

In 1558, Suzuki Shigeteru, lord of Terabe Castle, defected from the Imagawa in favor of an alliance with Oda Nobunaga. The Imagawa responded by sending an army under the command of Matsudaira Motoyasu, a young vassal of Imagawa Yoshimoto. Terabe Castle was the first of a series of battles waged against the Oda clan.

Motoyasu's forces attacked Terabe Castle, but were driven off by reinforcements sent by Nobunaga. Motoyasu then continued his campaign against other Oda clan possessions.

Matsudaira Motoyasu would later change his name to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Siege of Terabe Castle was his first battle.


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