Siege of Iwatsurugi Castle

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Siege of Iwatsurugi Castle
Part of Sengoku period
Date 1554
Location Iwatsurugi Castle, Kyushu
Result Shimazu victory
Shimazu clan Rebel vassals
Commanders and leaders
Shimazu Takahisa
Ijuin Tadaaki

The Siege of Iwatsurugi was fought in the year 1554. The siege was just one of a number of military actions that Shimazu Takahisa had to take against his rebellious kokujin vassals. Iwatsurugi Castle was a castle located near the coast, in the vicinity of modern-day Shigetomi Beach in Aira. During the siege, Ijuin Tadaaki, one of the Shimazu generals, maneuvered five ships to within range and proceeded with an offshore bombardment of the enemy garrison, a few of which were killed. The siege lasted a few weeks until the castle fell.[1]


Coordinates: 31°42′32″N 130°37′19″E / 31.709°N 130.622°E / 31.709; 130.622