Twenty-Four Generals of the Takeda


Takeda Clan

Twenty-Four Generals

Kai Province

The Twenty-Four Generals of the Takeda was a revered group of twenty-four commanders who served under Takeda Shingen, a sengoku daimyō of Kai Province and nineteenth head of the Kai-Takeda clan.  Certain of these individuals originated from other provinces but through their contributions rose to high-ranking positions in the Takeda army.  These roles did not exist during the Sengoku period, having first appeared in paintings and ukiyoe, a genre of painting introduced during the Edo period.