Siege of Tottori

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Siege of Tottori
Part of the Sengoku period
Date May 1581
Location Tottori Castle, in present-day Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Result Siege succeeds
Castle falls to Toyotomi Hideyoshi
forces of Oda Nobunaga Mōri clan
Commanders and leaders
Hashiba Hideyoshi Kikkawa Tsuneie Surrendered 

The siege of Tottori castle in 1581 is one of the few in which starvation tactics were used to a successful completion of the siege. The forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi cut the castle's supplies and surrounded it for 200 days. The siege ended when the lord of the castle, Kikkawa Tsuneie, surrendered and committed suicide.


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