Battle of Kizugawa

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The 1614 battle of the Kizugawa was one of a number of battles making up the Winter Campaign of the siege of Osaka, in which the Tokugawa shogunate destroyed the Toyotomi clan, the last major opposition to its control of Japan.

A fortress loyal to the Toyotomi controlled a section of the Kizu River (Kizugawa) near Osaka. After a shogunal reconnaissance mission, a pair of amphibious assaults were launched to seize it. Ishikawa Tadafusa led 2300 men across the river on boats from the west while other groups under the command of Hachisuka Yoshishige attacked from the south and east.

The assaults were successful, and the fortress fell to the Tokugawa forces.


  • This article was written by User:LordAmeth and contributed to both S-A and Wikipedia; the author gives permission for his work to be used in this way.
  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co. p255.