The Twenty-Four Generals (武田二十四将, Takeda Nijūshi-shō) were just one of many historically famous groupings of battle commanders from Japan's Sengoku Period. These Twenty-Four were the most trusted companions of Takeda Shingen. A third of them died at the famous Battle of Nagashino in 1575 when they led the Takeda forces against Oda Nobunaga.
List[edit | edit source]
In artwork and other historical sources, there is some variation in the list of names.
- Akiyama Nobutomo - Takeda's second in command; granted more autonomy. d.1575, following second siege of Iwamura Castle
- Anayama Nobukimi - following Mikatagahara and Nagashino, allied with Tokugawa Ieyasu and aided in defeat of Takeda Katsuyori
- Baba Nobuharu - fought at Mikatagahara and commanded vanguard of the right wing of Takeda army at Nagashino, where he died.
- Kōsaka Danjō Masanobu - played a major role in the fourth battle of Kawanakajima, but was not present at Nagashino
- Tsuchiya Masatsugu - fought at Mikatagahara, d. Nagashino 1575; his sons followed Takeda Katsuyori until his death at Temmokuzan in 1582
In popular culture[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Legendary Takeda's 24 Generals" at Yamanashi-kankou.jp; retrieved 2013-5-17.
- Internet Movie Database (IMDb), "Shingen Takeda (Character) from Kagemusha (1980); retrieved 2013-5-17.
- Inoue, Yasushi. (2006). The Samurai banner of Furin Kazan, p. 7.
- Turnbull, Stephen. (2011). The Samurai and the Sacred: The Path of the Warrior, p. 85.
- Turnbull, Stephen. (2013). Samurai Armies 1467-1649, p. 62.
- "Takeda Clan" at totalwar.com; Retrieved 2013-5-17.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.
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- British Museum, No. 3 Yamamoto Kansuke Nyudo Dokisai Haruyuki 山本勘助入道道鬼蔡晴幸 / Koetsu yusho den Takeda-ke nijushi-sho 甲越勇將傳武田家廾四將 (Biographies of Heroic Generals of Kai and Echigo Provinces, Twenty-four Generals of the Takeda Clan)
- Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Portraits of the Twenty-four Generals of Kai Province (Kôshû nijûshi shô no shôzô)「甲州二十四将之肖像」
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