Battle of Mimasetōge
Part of the Sengoku period

The battlefield at present
  • Hojo force retreat
  • Successful Takeda withdrawal
forces of Takeda Shingen forces of Hōjō Ujiyasu
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen
Baba Nobuharu
Yamagata Masakage
Hara Masatane
Obata Masamori
Sanada Masayuki
Hōjō Ujiteru
Hōjō Ujikuni
10,000 20,000
Casualties and losses
900 dead 3,200 dead

The battle of Mimasetōge (三増峠の戦い) was the Hōjō's attack on the Takeda army, which took place at Mimase Pass in 1569, as the forces of Takeda Shingen withdrew after repeated failed sieges of the Hōjō clan's Odawara Castle in Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.

The Hōjō forces, led by the brothers Ujiteru and Ujikuni, lay in wait for Takeda Shingen in the pass of Mimase. The Takeda vanguard, which included Baba Nobuharu, was hard-pressed. Shingen himself led the Takeda main body.

The battle turned in favor of the Takeda when Yamagata Masakage launched a furious counterattack, inflicting heavy casualties on the Hōjō and forced the Hōjō army to retreat north, allowing the Takeda return to Kai — leaving behind some 900 dead.

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References edit

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

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