Takeda Sōchi

武田宗智

Takeda Clan

Monk

Kai Province

Lifespan:  15xx to 15xx

Clan:  Takeda (Kai-Genji)

Father:  Takeda Nobutora

Mother:  Daughter of Matsuo Nobukata

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 Sōchi served as a monk during the Sengoku period.  He was a member of the Kai-Takeda clan.

Takematsu was born as the eighth son of Takeda Nobutora, a sengoku daimyō and the fifteenth head of the Takeda clan of Kai Province.  Sōchi was the younger brother of a different mother of Takeda Shingen.  He had the same mother as Matsuo Nobukore.  Sōchi’s name only appears in genealogical records so the details of his life are unknown.  The records of the Takeda-Genji identify his mother as a daughter of the Matsuo clan and indicate that he entered the Eirin Temple.  He is said to have died while having served as the announcer of meals at the temple.