Thursday, January 28, 2010


After the battle, Kaioh, the head priest of Sogenji Temple gathered the dead and buried them. Another priest by the name of Meiso also helped. A funeral was held for the dead and the landmark was built. In 1937, Senninzuka became a national monument. The landmark is about a fifteen minute walk from the Toyoake Okehazama battlefield.

In Owada Tetsuo's Okehazama no Tatakai, he listed the Imagawa dead as 583 bushi and 2,500 others killed (p. 216). Almost Imagawa three thousand soldiers were killed during the battle.

Here is some of the Imagawa notables killed in action at Okehazama.

  • Muira Yoshinari Guarded Fort Kasadera in Owari.
  • Kanbara Ujinori Lord of Suruga Kanbara Castle.
  • Yui Masanobu Lord of Suruga Kawairi Castle.
  • Matsui Munenobu Lord of Totomi Futamata Castle.
  • Ii Naomori Lord of Totomi Ii no ya Castle.
  • Matsudaira Masachika Lord of Mikawa Okusa Castle.
  • Matsudaira Masatada Lord of Mikawa Nagasawa Castle.
Out of the Imagawa 25,000 strong approximately 2,000-3,000 were samurai while the rest were the grunts. See Okamoto Ryoichi, Oda Nobunaga no Subete, p. 100. A good chuck of the warrior class were killed in action. The numbers can be debated and looking forward to chat with someone about that.

Here is another book to check out as well. Please read Inoue Tsutomu Mo Hitotsu Okehazama, (2000).

Tenka no tame!

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