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First Battle of Azukizaka
Part of the Sengoku period
Site of Azukizaka Battle.jpg
Site the Battle of Azukizaka
Date1542
LocationAzukizaka, Mikawa Province
Result Oda Nobuhide victory
Belligerents
forces of Imagawa Yoshimoto Oda clan
Commanders and leaders
Imagawa Yoshimoto Oda Nobuhide

In the first battle of Azukizaka (小豆坂の戦い Azukizaka no tatakai?) 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.

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