Kitajo Takahiro

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  • Title: Aki no Kami

Takahiro was a vassal of Uesugi Kenshin though he twice opposed Kenshin's leadership at the instigation of Takeda Shingen (1554, 1567). He later supported Uesugi Kagetora in the Ôtate no Ran and was afterwards forced to flee Echigo. He served Takeda Katsuyori until the fall of the Takeda in 1582, at which point he joined Takigawa Kazumasu of the Oda (who had penetrated Kôzuke). When Takigawa was forced to retreat from Kôzuke that same year, Takahiro dropped out of sight. The Kitajô and Môri were related through a shared ancestor: Ôe Hiromoto.