Takeda Inuchiyo

武田犬千代

Takeda Clan

Individual

Kai Province

Lifespan:  Daiei 3 (1523) to 2/19 of Kyōroku 2 (1529)

Clan:  Takeda (Kai-Genji)

Father:  Takeda Nobutora

Mother:  Ōi-no-kata

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)

Takeda Inuchiyo was an individual who lived during the Sengoku period.  He was a member of the Kai-Takeda clan.

Inuchiyo was born as the third son of Takeda Nobutora, a sengoku daimyō and the fifteenth head of the Takeda clan based in Kai Province.  Inuchiyo was the next younger brother of Takeda Shingen and the next older brother of Takeda Nobushige.

On 2/19 of Kyōroku 2 (1529), Inuchiyo died early at the age of seven.  His eldest brother, Takeda Takematsu, similarly died early at the age of seven.  After the death of Takematsu in 1523, the Sontai Temple was built in front of the Tsutsujigasaki mansion in Kōfu to serve as the family temple.

On 3/24 in the month after the death of Inuchiyo, Nobutora dispatched a retainer named Atobe Kunai-no-jō to the Seikei Temple on Mount Kōya in the environs of Kyōto to request a memorial service which was then held on Mount Kōya.

Inuchiyo’s natural mother is surmised to be Ōi-no-kata in which case Shingen and Nobushige would be his brothers of the same mother.