Siege of Mitsuji

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Siege of Mitsuji
Part of the Sengoku period
Date May 1576
Location {{{place}}}
Result Ikkō-ikki victory
Ikkō-ikki monks forces of Oda Nobunaga
Commanders and leaders
Various/Unknown Harada Naomasa
Oda Nobunaga

The 1576 Siege of Mitsuji was part of the eleven-year Ishiyama Hongan-ji War. The Ikkō-ikki, a group of warrior monks and peasants, controlled the fortress and stood as one of the primary obstacles to Oda Nobunaga's bid for power.

In May 1576, Nobunaga personally took part in an attack on the fortress. He led a number of ashigaru (foot soldiers) in pushing back the Ikki garrison to their inner gates. Nobunaga suffered a bullet wound to his leg.[1]

He also lost one of his generals, Harada Naomasa.


  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (2000). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & C0. p. 228. ISBN 1854095234.