Siege of Kanie

The 1584 siege of Kanie was one of many elements in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's campaign to consolidate his power over the lands held by the Oda clan in Owari province, Japan. This event actually consisted of two sieges.

Siege of Kanie
Part of the Sengoku period
Kanie castle, Owari Province, Japan
Result Oda victory
Castle taken and retaken; no territory changes hands.
forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi forces loyal to Oda Nobukatsu
Commanders and leaders
Takigawa Kazumasu
Kuki Yoshitaka
Gamō Ujisato
Oda Nobukatsu
Oda Nagamasu
Maeda Tanetoshi 

First SiegeEdit

When Hideyoshi forces came to attack Kanie castle, it was held by Maeda Tanetoshi on behalf of the Oda. However, Hideyoshi had pardoned Tanetoshi's cousin, Takigawa Kazumasu, for his support of Shibata Katsuie, and as a result Kazumasu was an ally of Hideyoshi. Kazumasu negotiate and convinced his cousin, Tanetoshi, to switch sides joining Hideyoshi and giving up the castle to him. Later, Kazumasu and Tanetoshi then attempted to attack Oda's, nearby Ono castle, but they were repulsed when the Oda defenders threw torches into the attackers' boats.

Second SiegeEdit

Tanetoshi and Kazumasu returning to Kanie castle. However, they came under siege from forces loyal to the Oda's and Sakakibara clans. On behalf of the alliance between the Oda and Tokugawa clan. Oda force and ally pushed through the Kanie castle's outer defenses, and negotiated a surrender contingent on the besiegers, being given head. Later, when Maeda Tanetoshi attempted to escape, he was killed by his cousin, Takigawa Kazumasu, who provided the head to the Oda commanders.[1]


  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co. p. 236. ISBN 9781854095237.