Hideaki Kobayakawa's Camp
|address||2377 Imasu Sekigahara Sekigahara-cho Gifu-ken Japan|
||0584-43-1111(town office c p|
JR Sekigahara Station (about 4450 meters to the southwest )
From JR Sekigahara Sta. to parking lot 2050m
||25min on foot|
From Sekigahara Interchange to parking lot
||6min by car|
|From parking lot to top of Mt Matsuo 1400m||
45 min on foot
Hideaki Kobayakawa (who was adopted by Hideyoshi) later became the heir to the Kobayakawa clan. Hideaki took an
active part in the Position of Bunroku-Keicho as a commander-in-chief of Hideyoshi’s forces. However, Hideyoshi admonished Hideaki for his cowardly behavior in the
As a result, Hideaki Kobayakawa was transferred from one fief to another and his territory diminished, however, Hideaki Kobayakawa was allowed to take up his old position as lord of Chikuzen by Ieyasu Tokugaw.
At the battle of Sekigahara, Hideaki took up position at Mt. Matsuo. Hideaki Kobayakawa promised to betray Mitsunari for Ieyasu before the fight. But Hideaki Kobayakawa decided to abstain, and he did not move his military in the morning.
After noon Ieyasu shot a gun into Hideaki’ camp, and that made Hideaki panic. Hideaki’s 16,000 strong army ran down the mountain, and swooped down upon Yoshitsugu Otani’s camp. And the WESTER ARMY was routed due to the betrayal of Hideaki Kobayakawa.
|related military commander|
|number of soldiers||15,600 men|
|territory(before the battle)||Tikuzennajima 520,000koku(Fukuoka Pref.)|
|territory(after the battle)||Bizenokayama 570,000koku(Okayama Pref.)|