Saegusa Moritomo


Saegusa Moritomo

Saegusa Moritomo (三枝 守友?, 1537 – June 29, 1575) a famed retainer of the Takeda clan during the Sengoku period (16th century) of Japan. Moritomo was renowned as one of Takeda Shingen's Twenty-Four Generals. Moritomo was the son-in-law of the famed Takeda retainer Yamagata Masakage. Moritomo serves during the Battle of Mikatagahara in 1573, and the Battle of Nagashino in 1575. During Nagashino, Moritomo was cut down by the enemy when he attempted to protect Shingen's younger brother, Nobuzane against Sakai Tadatsugu and Kanamori Nagachika's joint surprise attack.[citation needed]

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