Siege of Katsurao

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Siege of Katsurao
Part of the Sengoku period
Date 1553
Location Katsurao, Shinano province
Result Takeda victory
Fortress falls to Takeda Shingen
forces of Takeda Shingen Katsurao garrison
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen Murakami Yoshikiyo
4200 6000

The 1553 siege of Katsurao was one of many sieges undertaken by the warlord Takeda Shingen in his bid to gain control of Japan's Shinano province. He successfully took the fortress from Murakami Yoshikiyo, and seized three more minor fortresses over the next four months, at Wada, Takashima and Fukuda.


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