Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mitsuhide Drama

There is finally some good news on the NHK Taiga front.  In 2020, there will be a Taiga drama on one of Nobunaga's capatains, Akechi Mitsuhide.  If NHK puts the money and quality into this project, this drama will be a winner.  I am looking forward to this.

Link: http://www6.nhk.or.jp/nhkpr/post/original.html?i=14251

Nobunaga no tame!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Anegawa, Nomura, and Mitamura



Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu scored a victory at the Battle of Anegawa over the Azai/Asakura in 1570.  Depending where the armies were stationed at, the name is different.  Nobunaga's position was stationed at Nomura.  So the Oda and Azai armies fought at Nomura at Anegawa (Nomura Kassen).  Ieyasu's position was Mitamura.  Again, the Tokugawa and Asakura armies fought at Mitamura at Anegawa (Mitamura Kassen).

Tenka no tame!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Okehazama at Kiyosu


Kiyosu Castle will be hosting a mock Battle of Okehazama next month.  This is fantastic news.  The event will be held on May 20th at Kiyosu Castle.  I do plan to attend this event.

Link: https://t.co/YtDtJrJ6Af

Nobunaga no tame!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring at Sokenin



For those who are in Kyoto this early spring are in for a real treat.  Daitokuji's Sokenin will be open for a short time.  Staring March 24th to May 26th, one can see a wooden statue of Nobunaga (picture above), graves of the Oda family, graves of Nohime and Onabe no Kata.  That being said, most of the time Sokenin will only be open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  I plan to visit Sokenin in May for sure.

Link: http://kyotoshunju.com/?temple=daitokuji-sokenin

Tenka no tame!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Ehon Taikoki Okehazama




These three Okehazama woodblock prints are from the Ehon Taikoki.  The top print is Nobunaga singing and dancing to Atsumori.  The second print is Nobunaga praying at Atsuta Shrine.  The third is Imagawa Yoshimoto's death.  Happy Easter to you all and God Bless!

Nobunaga no tame!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Discovery at Omizo Castle

News related to Nobunaga's cousin, Oda Nobuzumi on his castle Omizo.  According to the archaeological discovery at Omizo, the castle was built with the Azuchi method.  Omizo Castle was located on the western side of Lake Biwa.  With Hideyoshi located at the north with Nagahama, Nobunaga with Azuchi at the east, and Mitsuhide at the south with Sakamoto, it created a diamond around Lake Biwa.

Link: https://t.co/cvdV9rxjuT

Tenka no tame!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Okehazama Talk in April



Okehazama and local Nobunaga historian Seishiro Mizuno will host a seminar on the Battle of Okehazama in April.  The seminar will be held on April 28th, at the Meito Cultural hall near the Nagoya subway station Kamiyashiro.  If you are in the Nagoya area during this time, by all means go.  His last seminar on the Battle of Inou and Shibata Katsuie was a huge success.

Nobunaga no tame!