Siege of Takatenjin (1581)

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Second Siege of Takatenjin
Part of the Sengoku period
Date 1580 - March 22, 1581
Location Takatenjin fortress, Tōtōmi Province, Japan
Result Siege succeeds; Oda victory
Territorial
changes
Fortress falls to Oda Nobunaga
Belligerents
forces loyal to Takeda Katsuyori forces loyal to Oda Nobunaga
Commanders and leaders
Okabe Naganori Mori Nagahide
Casualties and losses
680 killed

The second siege of Takatenjin came only six years after Takeda Katsuyori took the fortress. This second siege lasted several months, and ended with the fortress falling in Nobunaga's hands.

This was quite an advantageous event for Oda Nobunaga, as it weakened his enemies; the battle of Temmokuzan the following year would come to be known as Takeda Katsuyori's last stand. Nounaga sent Mori Nagahide to capture his fortress and the siege ended within four months.

References[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 34°41′54″N 138°02′05″E / 34.6983°N 138.0347°E / 34.6983; 138.0347