Siege of Terabe Castle

寺部城の戦い

Mikawa-Suzuki

Mikawa Province

Imagawa Clan

Date:  Eiroku 1 (1558)

Location:  Terabe Castle in the Kamo District of Mikawa Province

Synopsis:  In 1558, Suzuki Shigetatsu, the lord of Terabe Castle in Mikawa, switched his allegiance from the Imagawa to the Oda clans.  Imagawa Yoshimoto responded by dispatching Matsudaira Motoyasu and others to confront him.  After the attacking forces set fires around the castle, Shigetatsu surrendered and reverted to service of the Imagawa.

Lord:  Oda Nobunaga 

Commanders:  Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami)

Forces:  Unknown

Losses:  Shigetatsu, others

Lord:  Imagawa Yoshimoto

Commanders:  Matsudaira Motoyasu, Sakai Tadanao, Ishikawa Kiyokane, Honda Shigetsugu, Honda Shigeharu, Matsudaira Shigeyoshi, Matsudaira Shigemochi, Nagura Sōsuke

Forces:  Unknown

Losses:  Total unknown but including Shigeharu, Shigemochi, and Sōsuke

The Siege of Terabe Castle occurred in Eiroku 1 (1558) at Terabe Castle in Mikawa Province.  This is notable as the first experience in battle for Matsudaira Motoyasu (later known as Tokugawa Ieyasu).

In 1558, Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami) defected from the Imagawa clan and switched his allegiance to Oda Nobunaga.  The Imagawa clan responded by dispatching Matsudaira Motoyasu and others to confront him.  On 2/5, these forces, together with additional forces led by Sakai Tadanao, the lord of Ueno Castle, attacked Terabe Castle.  After setting fires, Motoyasu captured the castle and the Suzuki clan submitted to the Imagawa again.  The Terabe-Suzuki avoided extinction and at some time later made a comeback.

The bushō participating on behalf of the Matsudaira included, in addition to Motoyasu, Sakai Tadanao, Ishikawa Kiyokane, Honda Shigetsugu, Honda Shigeharu, Matsudaira Shigeyoshi, Matsudaira Shigemochi, and Nagura Sōsuke.  Shigeharu, Shigemochi, and Sōsuke all died in the battle.