Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami)
Lord of Terabe Castle
Suzuki Shigetatsu (Hyūga-no-kami) was an individual who lived during the Sengoku period. He served as the lord of Terabe Castle in Mikawa Province.
In 1558, Shigetatsu abandoned the Imagawa family and, together with Miyake Takakiyo, the lord of Hirose Castle, sided with Oda Nobunaga. On 2/5 of Eiroku 1 (1558), Matsudaira Motoyasu (later known as Tokugawa Ieyasu) attacked Shigetatsu at Terabe Castle on the grounds of Shigetatsu’s betrayal of the Imagawa. This was Motoyasu’s first experience in battle. Matsudaira Shigeyoshi joined in the assault.
During this event known as the Siege of Terabe Castle, Shigetatsu was killed in action.
Shigetatsu taught military strategy to Yamamoto Kansuke, a retainer of the Kai-Takeda clan.