Matsuo Nobukore


Matsuo Clan


Kai Province

Lifespan:  Unknown to 3/10 of Genki 2 (1571)

Rank:  bushō

Title:  Assistant Vice-Minister of Popular Affairs

Clan:  Takeda (Kai-Genji) → Matsuo

Father:  Takeda Nobutora

Mother:  Daughter of Matsuo Nobukata

Siblings:  Takematsu, Shingen, Inuchiyo, Nobushige, Nobumoto (Nobutomo ?), Nobukado, Nobuaki, Ichijō Nobutatsu, Sōchi, Matsuo Nobukore, Kawakubo Nobuzane, Nobutomo, Katsutora, Jōkei-in, Nanshōin-dono (formal wife of Anayama Nobutada), Nene-goryōnin, Kekōin (wife of a member of the Urano clan), Kame-goryōnin (formal wife of Ōi Nobutame), sister (formal wife of Shimojō Nobuuji), sister (wife of Nezu Kamihira), sister (wife of a member of the Katsurayama clan), Kiku-goryōnin (wife of Imadegawa Harusue)

Matsuo Nobukore served as a bushō during the Sengoku period.  He was a member of the Kai-Takeda clan.

Nobukore was born as the fifth son (or, under another theory, the seventh son) of Takeda Nobutora, a sengoku daimyō and the fifteenth head of the Takeda clan of Kai Province.  He was the younger brother of a different mother of Takeda Shingen.  His mother was the daughter of Matsuo Nobukata, the uncle of Nobutora.  Owing to this connection, he was adopted by Nobukata who did not have a natural heir and subsequently inherited the Matsuo clan.  Nobukore resided in the Matsuo neighborhood of the Yamanashi District of Kai, defending the gateway to Chichibu.  Siblings of the same mother included Takeda Sōchi (a monk at the Eirin Temple) and a sister (the formal wife of Shimojō Nobuuji).

Nobukore was deeply trusted by Shingen and he appears in historical records prior to the time that Shingen entered the priesthood.  As of 1565, among the members of the Takeda family, Nobukore was seated second only to Shingen’s lineal heir, Takeda Yoshinobu.

On 3/10 of Genki 2 (1571), Nobukore died.  His nephew, Kawakubo Nobutoshi, wed Nobukore’s surviving daughter and inherited the headship of the clan and Nobukore’s landholdings.