The Kōyō Gunkan (甲陽軍鑑) is a record of the military exploits of the Takeda family, compiled largely by the Takeda vassal Kōsaka Danjō Masanobu,[1][2] and . I’m interested in reading the war manual from the Takeda clan. I’ve been searching for a copy of the “Koyo Gunkan” translated into en. Koyo gunkan no shiryoron: Takeda shingen no kokka koso. [Hideo Kuroda] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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It provides some of the most detailed descriptions and statistics of warfare in the Sengoku period available today. The chronicle describes each of the Takeda’s major battles, chronicling not only strategy and tactics but gujkan outcomes as well.

It describes the Chinese matchlock arquebuses used at Uedahara inmaking that the first field battle in Japan to see the use of firearms. And the chronicle tells of the famous one-on-one skirmish fought by Takeda Shingen against Uesugi Kenshin at the fourth battle of Kawanakajima in Having broken through Takeda’s forces, Uesugi Kenshin found his joyo to Shingen’s command tent, where he gunkqn Shingen directly, slashing at him with his sword.


Shingen deflected the attack with his iron war fan, and reached for his own sword.

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A Takeda retainer then speared Kenshin’s horse, forcing him to retreat. In one section, the chronicle gives a detailed breakdown of the entire Takeda army incounting everything from pages and banner bearers to kitchen staff, horse doctors, and finance commissioners.

According to the document, the 33, members of the Takeda army included horsemen, 18, followers for the horsemen, ashigaru foot-soldiers within the hatamoto shoyakunin personal attendants to the lordand other ashigaru. The detailed breakdown of the army also provides an interesting look into the hierarchy of retainers or allies within such a force.

It provides practical advice towards the wielding of sword, spear, gun and bow for the individual warrior rather than for the strategy of an entire troop.

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Sections by Kosaka Masanobu express his views on the warrior code in relation to the connection between lord and vassal. He compares Shingen to the ideal lord, and contrasts him to his son Takeda Katsuyoriwhose poor leadership quickly led to the downfall of the clan.


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Koyo gunkan is the earliest comprehensive extant work that provides a notion of Bushido as a samurai ethos and the value system of the samurai tradition.

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