Battle of Temmokuzan


Battle of Temmokuzan

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Temmokuzan
partof=the Sengoku period


caption=
date=1582
place=Temmoku Mountain, Kai Province, Japan
result=Takeda forces wiped out
combatant1=forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga
combatant2=forces of Takeda Katsuyori
commander1=Tokugawa Ieyasu, Oda Nobunaga
commander2=Takeda Katsuyori
strength1=10000
strength2=8000
casualties1=Unknown
casualties2=Entire army destroyed, Katsuyori commits suicide.

The 1582 nihongo|Battle of Temmokuzan|天目山の戦い|Temmokuzan no Tatakai in Japan, also known as the Battle of Toriibata, is regarded as the last stand of the Takeda family. This was the final attempt by Takeda Katsuyori to resist the combined forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga, who had been campaigning against him for some time.

In his bid to hide from his pursuers, Katsuyori burned his castle at Shinpujō and fled into the mountains, to another Takeda stronghold, called Iwadono, and held by Oyamada Nobushige, an old Takeda retainer. Katsuyori was denied entry by Oyamada, and committed suicide while his army held off their pursuers.

References

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


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