Friday, February 28, 2014

Anegawa KIA


During my last trip back to Japan last fall, I finally received the Battle of Anegawa 1570 KIA list from the Kajino family.  It is a gold mine of beautiful information.  Kuwata Tadachika and Yamaoka Sohachi's Okehazama*Anegawa no Eki published in 1965 has the list who was killed on the Azai/Asakura side.  (Kuwata/Yamaoka, pp. 315-316)

AZAI

Imamura Kanmon no Suke
Hayasaki Kichibyoe
Horie Sama no Suke
Tomita Saipachi
Kosaka Gosuke
Kosaka Tataro
Kosaka Jizaemon
Kano Jirozaemon
Kano Jirobyoe
Kawage Sanzaemon
Nakatsumachi Kanhachiro
Azai Uta no Suke
Azai Itsuki
Anyoji Kanhachiro
Anyoji Hikorokuro
Yuge Rokurozaemon
Endo Kiemon Naotsune
Mitamura Shozaemon

ASAKURA

Uozumi Bingo no Kami
Kurozaka Bichu no kami
Maeba Shinhachiro
Maeba Shintaro
Magara Jurozaemon Naotaka
Magara Juro Naomoto
Kobayashi Hashuken

The Battle of Anegawa has two other different names due to the location where the armies fought.  The Tokugawa/Asakura was known as Mitamura Kassen.  As for the Oda/Azai, it was known as Nomura Kassen.  Also here is a link in Japanese on the Battle of Anegawa: http://www.asahi.com/travel/kosenjo/TKY200907080193.html

Side note:  A very young Todo Takatora made his first baptism of fire for the Azai at the Battle of Anegawa.

Nobunaga no tame!

5 comments:

Daeva-kun said...

The battle of Anegawa is quite interesting too! There was a vivid portrait of it on the manga "Sengoku" by Miyashita Hideki, but of course the scanlation was interrupted in the middle of it >_>;

otsuke said...

I have only been to the Anegawa battlefield once and that was back in 2001. I would love to go back.

Daeva-kun said...

I'm planning another trip to Japan this year, if I'll manage to go I'd like to visit Anegawa and Nagashino's spots!

otsuke said...

If you go to Nagashino, please visit the museum. There are a lot of matchlock rifles on display.

Daeva-kun said...

I'll do my best, both places look lost in the middle of nowhere T_T;