Machino Takakaze

町野隆風

Machino Clan

Bushō

Nagato Province

Lifespan:  15xx to 15xx

Rank:  bushō

Title:  Assistant Director of the Bureau of Palace Maintenance

Clan:  Machino

Lord:  Ōuchi Yoshitaka → Ōuchi Yoshinaga → Mōri Motonari → Mōri Terumoto

Father:  Machino Takaharu

Siblings:  Takakaze, Tsurupōshi

Wife:  Daughter of Masuda Tadakane

Children:  Takanobu, Chikatoshi

Machino Takakaze served as a bushō during the Sengoku period.  He was a retainer of the Ōuchi and Mōri clans.

Takakaze was born as the son of Machino Takaharu (Sagami-no-kami), a retainer of the Ōuchi clan.

Yoshimi Masayori, the lord of Sanbonmatsu Castle in Tsuwano in the Kanoashi District of Iwami, joined with Mōri Motonari with the intention of attacking Sue Harukata, a senior retainer of the Ōuchi who, in 1551, had usurped Ōuchi Yoshitaka and installed a puppet successor, Ōuchi Yoshinaga, as the next head of the Ōuchi clan.

In the tenth month of 1553, Takakaze deployed in an operation to subdue the Yoshimi clan.  On 10/12, he fought against Shimose Yorisada at Kōsabara in the Abu District of Nagato Province, but was defeated.

During the Subjugation of Bōchō (meaning Suō and Nagato provinces) launched by Mōri Motonari in 1555, Takakaze served for Ōuchi Yoshinaga in a confrontation against Yoshimi Masayori at Watarigawa in the Abu District of Nagato.  In the third month of 1556, however, he sent his younger brother, Tsurupōshi, as a hostage to Masayori as a condition for the recognition of his rights to a portion of his landholdings and he became a retainer of the Mōri clan.

Thereafter, however, he struggled to manage a band of bushi and, in 1569, sold two small landholdings to Karasuda Takemichi (1.4 koku in Rishōzan in the Heki manor of the Ōtsu District of Nagato and 3.5 koku in Seishōin in the Misumi manor of the same district) and, according to a written order from Kunishi Mototake dated 8/11, the sale of the landholdings and the fief of Karasuda Takemichi were recognized.