Monday, January 27, 2014

Takenaka Hanbei

Takenaka Hanbei (1544-1579) was of the more talented Sengoku Era tacticians.  In 1564 he plotted with his father-in-law Ando Morinari (one of the Mino Big Three) to take over Inabayama Castle (Gifu Castle) which was held by Saito Tatsuoki.  The two were able to overthrow Tatsuoki.  Nobunaga quickly heard the news and tried to negotiate with Hanbei to hand over the castle.  However, the negotiations broke off and eventually Tatsuoki returned to Inabayama.  After Nobunaga's conquest of Mino in 1567, Hanbei served Nobunaga and Hideyoshi.

Tenka no tame!

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