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The 1569 siege of Tachibana was one of many battles fought for control of the island of Kyūshū during Japan's Sengoku period.

Siege of Tachibana
Part of Sengoku period
Date1569
Location
Result Mōri victory
Belligerents
forces of Mōri Motonari forces of Ōtomo Sōrin
Commanders and leaders
Mōri Motonari Hetsugi Akitsura

Mōri Motonari led the assault on the Ōtomo clan's Tachibana castle, which was held by Hetsugi Akitsura. The Mōri, who were one of the few Sengoku-period clans to make effective or extensive use of cannon, used these in securing their victory.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. London: Cassell & Co. p. 218,237. ISBN 9781854095237.

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