Battles List Of Sengoku period Battles

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List of every major Sengoku period battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Sengoku period battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Sengoku period, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Sengoku period list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Sengoku period battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List ranges from Battle of White Horse to Battle of Anegawa and more.

The Sengoku period Battle of Anegawa occurred near Lake Biwa in Ōmi Province, Japan, between the allied forces of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu, against the combined forces of the Azai and Asakura clans. It is notable as the first battle that involved the alliance between Nobunaga and Ieyasu, liberated the Oda clan from its unbalanced alliance with the Azai, and saw Nobunaga's prodigious use of firearms. Nobunaga's loyal retainer, Toyotomi Hideyoshi was assigned to lead troops into open battle for the first time. The battle came as a reaction to Oda Nobunaga's sieges of the castles of Odani and Yokoyama, which belonged to the Azai and Asakura clans. It was also referred to as the Battle ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Part of: Sengoku period

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Battle of Azukizaka

The Battle of Azukizaka or Battle of Batō-ga-hara took place in 1564, when Matsudaira Motoyasu, sought to destroy the growing threat of the Ikkō-ikki, a league of monks, samurai and peasants who were strongly against samurai rule. Tensions between warriors and the Ikki had been escalating in Mikawa as the Ikki resisted samurai efforts to tax their temples. Fighting broke out in 1563 when Suganuma Sada, a Matsudaira retainer entered the Jōgū-ji temple in Okazaki, and confiscated its rice to feed his own men. In retaliation the monks attacked Suganuma's castle and retrieved the rice back to Jōgū-ji where they barricaded themselves. When Motoyasu sent messengers to their temple to investigate ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Mikawa Province, Japan

Part of: Sengoku period

In the first battle of Azukizaka Oda Nobuhide defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto, setting the stage for his son, Oda Nobunaga, to become one of Japan's greatest warlords. Despite the defeat, later in 1548, Imagawa defeated Nobuhide in the second battle of Azukizaka and continued to expand his territory until 1560, when he faced Nobunaga and was killed in the Battle of Okehazama. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Mikawa Province, Japan

Part of: Sengoku period

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Battle of Gifu Castle

The Battle of Gifu Castle was a battle in August 1600 that led to the destruction of Gifu Castle in Gifu, Mino Province, Japan. The battle served as a prelude to the Battle of Sekigahara the following month. It pitted Oda Hidenobu of the western forces against Ikeda Terumasa and Fukushima Masanori of the eastern forces. The castle was destroyed as a result of the battle. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Gifu, Japan

Part of: Sengoku period