Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Imagawa Structure Before Okehazama
I received Mikata ga hara no Tatakai by Owada Tetsuo last Friday and have to admit this book rocks. On page 55, Owada has a small chart with the Imagawa structure before Okehazama. Even though the chart is small and condensed, it does provide clues how Imagawa Yoshimoto had his vassals arranged. This drastically changed when Nobunaga defeated and killed Yoshimoto at the Battle of Okehazama in 1560.
Imagawa Family (Yoshimoto)
Gunshi Taigen Suufu (Sessai)
Elders: Asahina and Muira families
Katsurayama Castl/ Katsurayama Ujimoto
Yokoyama Castle/Okitsu Kiyofusa
Ihara Castle/Ihara Zaemon no Jo
Kakegawa Castle/Asahina Yasutomo
Takatenjin Castle/Ogasawara Ujioki
Futamata Castle/Matsui Munenobu
Inui Castle/Amano Kageyasu
Hikuma Castle /Ino Tsuratatsu
Ii no ya Castle/Ii Naomori
Utsuyama Castle/Asahina Zanetsugu
Noda Castle/Suganuma Sadamitsu
Yoshida Castle/Ito Motozane
Tahara Castle/Asahina Mototomo
Okazaki Castle/Matsudaira Motoyasu (Tokugawa Ieyasu)
Most notable are Matsui Munenobu and Ii Naomori since they were KIA at the Battle of Okehazama. One of the true survivors of the battle was Matsudaira Motoyasu who later became Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Nobunaga no tame!