Siege of Takatō (1545)

The 1545 siege of Takatō castle, Takeda Shingen continuing his sweep through the Ima Valley of Shinano Province, seeking to take control of the entire province, he defeated Takatō Yoritsugu, the castellan.

Siege of Takatō
Part of the Sengoku period
TakatoCastle(高遠城).JPG
Castle gate hidden behind sakura.
Date1545
Location
Takatō castle, Shinano Province, Japan
35°49′59.09″N 138°3′46.08″E / 35.8330806°N 138.0628000°E / 35.8330806; 138.0628000Coordinates: 35°49′59.09″N 138°3′46.08″E / 35.8330806°N 138.0628000°E / 35.8330806; 138.0628000
Result Takeda victory
Belligerents
forces of Takeda Shingen forces of Takatō Yoritsugu
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen
Itagaki Nobukata
Ogasawara Nagatoki
Tozawa Yorichika
Strength
5000 5100
Siege of Takatō (1545) is located in Nagano Prefecture
Siege of Takatō (1545)
Location within Nagano Prefecture
Siege of Takatō (1545) is located in Japan
Siege of Takatō (1545)
Siege of Takatō (1545) (Japan)

HistoryEdit

Takatō had relied on support from his allies, Ogasawara Nagatoki and Tozawa Yorichika, who failed to aid in his defense. This marked the first time Takatō castle had been besieged.

ReferencesEdit

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

See alsoEdit