Takeda Castle Ruins, Hyogo, Japan. Takeda Castle was built on this site in the path of aggression between Harima/Tanba and Tajima regions as a stronghold of Izushi Castle. It was built by Ohtagaki Mitsukage, a retainer of Yamana Sozen, lord of the area, in 1441. Ohtagaki, who had been a military commander of the Yamana clan for 5 generations became lord of the castle.
Takeda Castle Ruin, Japan 竹田城跡 Takeda Castle Japan . Takeda is a Japanese family name.Throughout the course of the Sengoku period (16th century) of Japan, the famed Takeda clan of Kai province had many descendant branch families.