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Object: Sakai Tadatsugu 酒井忠嗣
Series: Meiyo juhachi ban 名誉十八番 (Eighteen Acts of Glory)
Print. Colour woodblock diptych. Warrior Sakai Tadatsugu beating a war drum at Hamamatsu Castle, after the Battle of Mikatagahara.
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- Tokugawa Ieyasu suffered a disastrous defeat at the hands of Takeda Shingen during the Battle of Mikatagahara (1573). He retreated to Hamamatsu Castle where his ally Sakai Tadatsugu beat a war drum as though welcoming back a vast army. Suddenly uncertain of Ieyasu's remaining strength, Shingen's troops halted their advance, camped for the night near the castle, and then succumbed to a night attack.
The subtitle of this print seems to give an incorrect character for the subject's given name. Sakai Tadatsugu (酒井忠嗣; 1816-1851) was a not-especially heroic late-Edo daimyo. His ancestor Sakai Tadatsugu (酒井忠次; 1527-1596), however, was a major historical figure in keeping with the other warriors depicted in this series, and known for the illustrated episode.
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- Associated Event: Battle of Mikatagahara (1573)
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