Chōkō-ji (長興寺) was a temple captured by Oda Nobunaga from the Rokkaku clan in 1568. The Rokkaku tried to take it back in 1570 by cutting off the water supply and placing it under siege.

Siege of Chōkōji
Part of the Sengoku period
Chōkōji Castle, Ōmi Province
  • Oda victory
  • Siege lifted.
Forces of Rokkaku clan Forces of Oda clan
Commanders and leaders
Rokkaku Yoshisuke Shibata Katsuie
Sakuma Nobumori
4,000 men Castle Garrison

Shibata Katsuie, the commander entrusted with defending the temple, led his forces in sallying out of the temple to face the besiegers, succeeding in the end.[1] This action, along with a series of brilliant victories, gained him renown as the "Oni Shibata", or "Devil Shibata".

References edit

  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (2000). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & C0. p. 78,220. ISBN 1854095234.