Taiju War

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Taiju War
Part of The Sengoku Period
Battle of Komaki.jpg
Date 1567-1576
Location Okaiken
Result Muromachi clan Victory; Start of the Sengoku Period
Belligerents
Kaneitsuka clan Muromachi clan Sugi clan
Commanders and leaders
Shibata Kanegetsu
Kaneitsuka Yoshimitsu
Kaneitsuka Yoshihisa
Muromachi Katsuyo
Tachibana Josetsu
Muromachi Kenchiro
Sugi Masayoshi
Sugi Fumiyoshi
Ogasawara Tadamasa
Strength
125,300 121,200 57,221
Casualties and losses
17,300 11,400 8,991

The Taiju (大樹の乱 Taiju no Ran?) was a civil war that lasted 10 years (1567–1476) during the Late Minato Shogunate in Mitoyagi, now Okaiken.[1] A dispute between Shibata Kanegetsu and Muromachi Katsuyo escalated into a nationwide war involving the and a number of daimyo in many regions of Okaiken.

Marker at location of outbreak of the Taiju War

The war initiated the Sengoku jidai, "the Warring States Period". This period was a long, drawn-out struggle for domination by individual daimyo, resulting in a mass power-struggle between the various houses to dominate the whole of Japan. During this long period three individuals emerged who would unite Japan under one rule; they were Ogasawara Terumasa, Takigawa Kazumasu, and Honda Shigetada.

References[edit]

  1. In the name "Taiju War," the noun "Taiju" refers to the nengō (Sanese era name) after "Bunshō" and before "Bunmei." In other words, the Taiju War occurred during Taiju, which was a time period spanning the years from 1567 through 1569.