Siege of Hikida Castle

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Siege of Hikida
Part of the Sengoku period
Date Summer 1573
Location Hikida fortress, Ōmi province
Result Oda Nobunaga victory
Belligerents
forces of Oda Nobunaga forces of Asakura Yoshikage
Commanders and leaders
Oda Nobunaga Asakura Yoshikage

The 1573 Siege of Hikida Castle (疋壇城の戦い, Hikida-jō no Tatakai) was one of many battles the warlord Oda Nobunaga fought against the Azai and Asakura clans during Japan's Sengoku period. These two families were among the staunchest opponents of Nobunaga's attempts to seize land and power for himself.

In that year, 1573, Nobunaga besieged Odani castle, which was held by Azai Nagamasa. Asakura Yoshikage, leading a force to relieve and reinforce the Azai garrison, came under attack by Nobunaga's army. He sought refuge in Hikida Castle, and came under siege himself.[1]

Hikida fell on August 10, and Asakura fled back to his home province of Echizen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (2000). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & C0. p. 224. ISBN 1854095234.