Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen

The 24 generals (Japanese武田 二十 四 将, Takeda Nijūshi - shō ) were a group of generals of the Japanese Takeda clan in the Sengoku period. A third of them died in the battle of Nagashino ( 1575), when she led the Takeda forces against Oda Nobunaga.

The 24 generals of the Takeda

The 24 generals of the Takeda clan were ( in addition be related to historical events, other persons counted, such as Takeda Yoshinobu up to his arrest because of his revolt against Takeda Shingen ):

  • Akiyama Nobutomo: Takeda's second leader; received broad powers. He died in 1575, after the second siege of the castle Iwamura.
  • Amari Torayasu: died in the battle of Uedahara ( 1548)
  • Anayama Nobukimi: followed in the Battle of Mikatagahara and the Battle of Nagashino, allied himself with Tokugawa Ieyasu and helped him to victory over Takeda Katsuyori
  • Baba Nobuharu: fought in the Battle of Mikatagahara and led the vanguard of the right wing of the Takeda army at the Battle of Nagashino, where he died
  • Hara Masatane: died in the battle of Nagashino ( 1575)
  • Hara Toratane
  • Ichijō Nobutatsu: Shingen's younger brother, fought at the Battle of Nagashino
  • Itagaki Nobukata: died in the battle of Uedahara ( 1548)
  • Kosaka Masanobu: played a central role in the battles of Kawanakajima, but was not at the Battle of Nagashino involved
  • Naitō Masatoyo
  • Obata Toramori: died in 1561, it was handed down he was at 30 inserts 40 times wounded
  • Obata Masamori: led the largest contingent (500 Horsemen of the company at the center of the Army) at the Battle of Nagashino
  • Obu Toramasa
  • Oyamada Nobushige: fought in the battles of Kawanakajima, in the battle of Mikatagahara, and the Battle of Nagashino
  • Saigusa Moritomo: died in the battle of Nagashino
  • Sanada Yukitaka: Daimyo of the province of Shinano
  • Sanada Nobutsuna: died in the battle of Nagashino
  • Tada Mitsuyori
  • Takeda Nobushige: Shingen's younger brother died in the battle of Kawanakajima ( 1561)
  • Takeda Nobukado: Shingen's brother, died in 1575
  • Tsuchiya Masatsugu: fought in the Battle of Mikatagahara, died in the Battle of Nagashino; his son followed Takeda Katsuyori until his death at the Battle of Temmokuzan in 1582
  • Yamagata Masakage: fought in the Battle of Mikatagahara and the Siege of Yoshida, died in the Battle of Nagashino
  • Yamamoto Kansuke (most important strategist ): fought in the Battle of Kawanakajima in which he died
  • Yokota Takatoshi: died at the siege of Toishi ( 1550)

Art

In Japanese art, especially in Ukiyo -e and Bunraku and the heroic stories of the Sengoku period, the 24 generals are a popular topic. Also, they are represented by actors every year in Shingen -kō Matsuri.

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