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Kanzo Yamamoto (died 1582) was a Takeda retainer and young general, who was killed in the Battle of Nagashino.

Biography

Kanzo was the son of great warrior Kansuke Yamamoto, who fell at the Battle of Kawanakajima, and followed in his footsteps as a Takeda general, serving under Katsuyori Takeda, Shingen Takeda's son and heir. Kanzo took part in the cavalry charge at the battle for Nagashino Castle, and was killed.