Siege of Matsuo

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Siege of Matsuo
Part of the Sengoku period
Date 1554
Location Ina valley, Shinano province, Japan
Result Takeda victory
Territorial
changes
Matsuo and Yoshioka castles fall to Takeda Shingen
Belligerents
Forces of Takeda Shingen Castle garrisons
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen Ogasawara Nobusada
Strength
4500 4000

The 1554 siege of Matsuo was one of many sieges undertaken by the daimyo Takeda Shingen in his campaign to conquer Japan's Shinano province. This took place during Japan's Sengoku period, in which feudal lords (daimyo) vied for control of fiefdoms across the country.

Matsuo castle, in the Ina valley, was controlled by Ogasawara Nobusada; after defeating him, Shingen went on to seize nearby Yoshioka castle as well.

References[edit]

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.