Yokota Takatoshi

Yokota Takatoshi (横田 高松, 1487 – November 9, 1550) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period He was known as one of the "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen".[1]

Yokota Takatoshi

He was most known for his participation in Sieges of Toishi where he together with Sanada Yukitaka fight Murakami Yoshikiyo. he reportedly put a fervent strong drill to his Spear soldier during the sieges, ordered them to consecutively perform a certain maneuver on battlefield, as such if a single line were to be formed with a depth of three-ranks, they would level their spear tips while advancing. however, despite the success of the siege he was killed in the battle[2][3]


  1. ^ Inoue, Yasushi. (2006). The Samurai banner of Furin Kazan, p. 7.
  2. ^ Nobusada, Yama no Kami. "横田高松 Yokota Takatoshi  生年不詳-1550 - Le blog de Yama no Kami Nobusada".
  3. ^ Turnbull, Stephen (1998). The Samurai Sourcebook. Cassell & Co. p. 212. ISBN 1854095234.

Further readingEdit

  • Stephen Turnbull. Ashigaru 1467-1649.

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