Umedo Takazane

梅戸高実

Umedo Clan

Bushō

Ise Province

Lifespan:  Bunki 2 (1502) to Eiroku 4 (1561)

Rank:  bushō

Clan:  Sasaki-Rokkaku → Umedo

Father:  Rokkaku Takayori

Siblings:  Rokkaku Ujitsuna, Rokkaku Sadayori, Ōhara Takayasu, Wada Takamori, Takazane, Shingen, sister (wife of Imadegawa Suetaka), sister (wife of Kyōgoku Kimune)

Children:  Takamune, Sanehide, Takasuke

Umedo Takazane served as a bushō during the Sengoku period.

The Umedo clan descended from the Takō clan.  The Umedo were kokujin, or provincial landowners, in Ise Province and counted as one of the Eighteen Families of Northern Ise.  The Umedo controlled in Ise the portion of the Happū Road that ran from Kuwana in the Asake District via the Happū Pass over the Suzuka mountain range to Yōkai in the Kanzaki District and the village of Musa in the Gamō District of Ōmi Province.  The Sasaki-Rokkaku clan (the sengoku daimyō of southern Ōmi) sent family members for adoption by the Umedo, regarding a relationship with the clan to be of strategic importance.

Takazane was the fifth son of Rokkaku Takayori, the military governor of Ōmi Province and sengoku daimyō of southern Ōmi.  He was sent to the Umedo for adoption, inheriting the family.  Later, he he used levies imposed on travelers on the Happū Road to fund the construction of Umedo Castle in Ise.  In 1568, he was attacked by the Oda army and eliminated.