Oda Nobukiyo


Oda Clan


Owari Province

Lifespan:  15xx to 15xx

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Oda Danjō-no-jō (Ise-no-kami branch)

Lord:  Oda Nobuyasu → Oda Nobunaga → Kai-Takeda clan

Father:  Oda Nobuyasu

Siblings:  Nobukiyo, Hiroyoshi, sister (formal wife of Oda Nobuharu)

Wife:  Inuyama-dono (daughter of Oda Nobuhide)

Children: Tsuda Nobumasu, Kurosada, Kuronobu, Tsuge Nagasada (?), adopted daughter of Tōdō Takatora, adopted daughter of Oda Nobukatsu 

Oda Nobukiyo served as a bushō during the Sengoku period.  Nobukiyo was the lord of Inuyama Castle.  He was commonly known as Jūrōzaemon.  He held the title of Governor of Shimotsuke.  He was also known as Tsuda Tessai or Inuyama Tessai.

Nobukiyo was born as the son of Oda Nobuyasu.  His father was the guardian of Oda Nobuyasu (written with a different character in his name), the head of the Oda Ise-no-kami branch of the Oda family.  Nobukiyo came under the command of this branch of the family, but, after the death of his uncle, Oda Nobuhide, Nobukiyo operated independently from Inuyama Castle.

Nobukiyo misappropriated territory so after Nobunaga (as his younger cousin) allowed him to wed Nobunaga’s older sister (Inuyama-dono), Nobukiyo, along with his younger brother, Oda Hiroyoshi, began to serve under Nobunaga.

On 7/12 of Eiroku 1 (1558), Nobukiyo supported Nobunaga at the Battle of Ukino and in an assault on Iwakura Castle, but then, following the ouster of Oda Nobukata, quarreled with Nobunaga over the allocation of Nobukata’s former territory and , in 1562, revolted and seized Gakuden Castle in the Niwa District of Owari.  However, as Nobunaga’s intensified their offensive, they captured a succession of outlying castles.  In the fifth month of 1564, Nobunaga toppled Nobukiyo’s base at Inuyama Castle whereupon Nobukiyo fled to Kai Province and, with the consent of the Kai-Takeda clan, adopted the name of Inuyama Tessai.