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Tenshô 4 (天正四年)
Timeline of 1576
- 1576/2/23 Oda Nobunaga's Azuchi castle is completed in Omi.
- 1576/4/14 Oda Nobunaga begins a four-year siege of the Ishiyama Honganji and comes into conflict with the Môri. While the Honganji is blockaded, troops under Toyotomi (Hashiba) Hideyoshi and Akechi Mitsuhide are sent westward through the Chugoku region.
- 1576/7/13 Nobunaga is defeated by the Môri in the 1st Battle of Kizugawaguchi - a naval contest off the coast of Settsu.
Other Events of 1576
- Formal relations begin between Cambodia and the Japanese daimyô Ôtomo Yoshishige and Shimazu Yoshihisa.
- Wakabayashi Nagato builds Komatsu castle in Kaga province.