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Takeda Nobukado (武田 信廉?, 1529–1582) was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He was known as one of the "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen".[1]

Early life

Nobukado was a brother of Takeda Shingen.[citation needed]

Family tree


Nobukado commanded the Takeda central company in the Battle of Nagashino, as an adviser under Katsuyori.[citation needed]

Nobukado attempted to flee when in 1582 Nobunaga invaded the Takeda lands, but he ended up being captured and beheaded, along with many other Takeda retainers.[citation needed]

In popular culture

Nobukado is one of the main characters in Akira Kurosawa's epic film Kagemusha.[2]


  1. Internet Movie Database (IMDb), "Shingen Takeda (Character) from Kagemusha (1980); retrieved 2013-5-17.
  2. IMDb, "Nobukado Takeda (Character) from Kagemusha (1980); retrieved 2013-5-17.

Further reading

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

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