The Battle of Ukino, August 1558

Oda Vs Oda The Battle of Ukino took place in the summer of 1558 when Oda Nobunaga attacked and defeated an army of the Iwakura Oda clan from Iwakura Castle. Battle of Ukino, scene from the book “Famous Spots of Owari” Site of the Battle of Ukino, Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture   [...]

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The Battle of Nagashino, June 28, 1575

Takeda Katsuyori (15,000) Vs. Oda Nobunaga & Tokugawa Ieyasu (38,000) The Takeda were the most feared samurai cavalry army of the 1500’s.  But they were decimated in one of the greatest of samurai battles, and Japan’s first major gun-battle, Nagashino, fought in 1575. The Battle of Nagashino  Takeda [...]

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The Battle of Sekigahara 1600

The Battle of Sekigahara October 21, 1600. Mino (Gifu) Tokugawa Ieyasu (East) (80,000) 
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Ishida Mitsunari (West) (80,000) Sekigahara was the biggest, bloodiest field battle in samurai history! The nation had been unified first under Oda Nobunaga, who was assassinated by a traitorous general, and then by his successor, Toyotomi [...]

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The battle of Komaki-Nagakute 1584

The battle of KOMAKI-NAGAKUTE 1584. Owari (Komaki and Nagakute, Nagoya Aichi Prefecture) Toyotomi Hideyoshi (12,000) 
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Tokugawa Ieyasu (9,000) The site of the most fierce fighting of the day is unfortunately now a shopping center. On the outskirts of Nagoya is one of the major battlefields of the [...]

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The Battle Of Okehazama 1560

The Battle Of Okehazama June 12, 1560 Oda Nobunaga (2,500) Vs. Imagawa Yoshimoto (25,000+) The Battle Of Okehazama, one of the most important battles in samurai history, was fought on June 12, 1560, on the outskirts of Nagoya City when 2,500 samurai trounced an army of 25,000, a ratio of [...]

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