Hewa Chikatake


Hewa Clan


Tosa Province

Lifespan:  15xx to 15xx

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Chōsokabe → Hewa

Lord:  Chōsokabe Motochika

Father:  Chōsokabe Kuniyasu

Siblings:  Chikatake, Hieyama Chikaoki

Children:  Chikakiyo

Hewa Chikatake served as a bushō from the latter part of the Sengoku period  to the Azuchi-Momoyama period.  He was a retainer of the Chōsokabe clan and resided in Hewa Castle in Tosa Province and Sogō Castle in the Yamada District of Sanuki Province.

Chikatake was born as the son of Chōsokabe Kuniyasu (the younger brother of Chōsokabe Kunichika).

Initially, he adopted the name of Chōso Ubei.

In 1569, Chōsokabe Motochika attacked Hasuike Castle held by the Takaoka band of the Ichijō army, and then pursued soldiers and commanders from the Ichijō clan who had fled to Hewa Castle.  He toppled Hewa Castle in 1570.  As a result, Chikatake was appointed by Motochika to serve as the lord of Hewa Castle.  Chikatake then adopted the surname of Hewa.

Chikatake served meritoriously in the Pacification of Shikoku by the Chōsokabe army.  On 6/11 of Tenshō 12 (1584), Motochika defeated Sogō Masayasu in the Second Siege of Sogō Castle in Sanuki, after which Chikatake became the next lord of the castle.  During the Invasion of Shikoku by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1585, Chikatake served in the defense of Ueda Castle in Sanuki.

In 1589, Chikatake died before the conduct of the land surveys ordered by the Toyotomi administration, and was succeeded by his son, Hewa Chikakiyo.