Oda Nobukiyo


Oda Clan


Owari Province

Lifespan:  15xx to 15xx

Rank:  bushō

Title:  Governor of Shimotsuke

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 Children:  Daghter of Tōdō Takatora, 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, based in Inuyama Castle.

Nobukiyo’s seizure of territory had generated ill-will with his younger cousin, Oda Nobunaga.  However, after Nobunaga 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.  In 1562, Nobukiyo rebelled, seizing Gakuden Castle in the Niwa District of Owari. Nobunaga’s army, however, intensified an offensive that led to the capture of numerous outlying castles.  In the fifth month of 1564, Nobunaga toppled Nobukiyo’s base at Inuyama Castle.  Nobukiyo fled to Kai Province and, with the consent of the Kai-Takeda clan, adopted the name of Inuyama Tessai.