Battle of Inō

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The Battle of Inō was a battle fought during the Sengoku period (16th century) of Japan. The battle was fought in Owari Province, in what is now Nishi-ku, Nagoya, between two forces of the Oda clan: the head of the clan Oda Nobunaga and his brother Oda Nobuyuki, who with the support of Shibata Katsuie and Hayashi Hidesada, rebelled against Nobunaga.

Battle of Inō
Inōgahara Battlefield.jpg
Inōgahara Battlefield in Nagoya, Aichi.
DateSeptember 27, 1556 (Kōji era)
Result Nobunaga victory
forces of Oda Nobunaga forces of Oda Nobuyuki
Commanders and leaders
Oda Nobunaga
Oda Shozaemon
Oda Nobufusa
Mori Yoshinari
Sassa Magosuke 
Oda Nobuyuki
Shibata Katsuie
Hayashi Hidesada
Sakuma Nobumori
Hayashi Mimasaka 
1,000 1,700
Casualties and losses
unknown more than 450

The three conspirators were defeated at the Battle of Inō, but they were pardoned after the intervention of Tsuchida Gozen, the birth mother of both Nobunaga and Nobuyuki. The next year, however, Nobuyuki again planned to rebel. When Nobunaga was informed of this by Shibata Katsuie, he faked illness to get close to Nobuyuki and assassinated him in Kiyosu Castle.