Battle of Un no Kuchi
|Battle of Un no Kuchi|
|Part of the Sengoku period|
|Forces of Hiraga Genshin||Takeda clan|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Hiraga Genshin †||Takeda Nobutora
The Battle of Un no Kuchi (海ノ口城の合戦) in 1536 was the first major victory for Takeda Harunobu, aged fifteen at the time. He would later take on the name Takeda Shingen, and grow to become one of Japan's most famous warlords.
Harunobu's father, Takeda Nobutora, attacked Hiraga Genshin in his fortress at Un no Kuchi, but was forced to retreat. Harunobu, at the rear of the withdrawing forces, waited until they were clear of the fortress, and then turned around, leading his men to defeat a castle garrison which was caught unprepared, having seen the Takeda flee.
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co. p209
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