Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Okehazama Tourism I

There is another article related to Nagoya mayor Kawamura and the Battle of Okehazama.  In fact, one of my Sengoku colleagues, Chris Glenn participated in meeting.  Again, I wish I was there to give my input on the Battle of Okehazama, how to promote tourism, and preserve both battlefields.

Nobunaga no tame!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Okehazama Tourism

Nagoya mayor Kawamura promoting tourism with the focus on the Battle Okehazama.  As a Preservation Committee member, this is great news.


Tenka no Tame!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Komaki Castle Tour

Komaki Castle will be holding a tour of the newly excavation area of the castle this weekend.  Here is the link:

Nobunaga no tame!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Nobunaga Hijou

There is a new Nobunaga novel by Yoneda Kazuo, Nobunaga Hijou.  Price of the book is 1512 yen.


Tenka no tame!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gyuichi and Dobora

The Battle of Dobora 1565 in eastern Mino was an important victory for Nobunaga.  With the victory, eastern Mino was in the hands of Nobunaga.  Two people stood out at the Battle of Dobora, Niwa Nagahide and Ota Gyuichi.  Gyuichi was able to receive additional land for his efforts at the Battle of Dobora.  Shincho-Ko ki (The Chonicle of Lord Nobunaga) p. 113.

"In front of the entrance to the outer enceinte was a tall house.  Ota Matasuke (Gyuichi) went up top of it all by himself and shot down the defenders one after another; not one of his arrows missed its mark.  Nobunaga saw him in action and sent him a messenger thrice to tell him that he was doing a wonderful job.  As a token of his admiration, Nobunaga assigned an additional estate of land to Matasuke."

Nobunaga no tame!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nobunaga Red Bus

There will be a new Nobunaga red bus in Gifu City.  The red bus will have a gold Oda crest on the side.  This is in the addition to the Nobunaga and Nohime bus in Gifu.

Tenka no tame!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Kiyosu Castle Link

Earlier today I found a nice link about Kiyosu Castle.  I usually make a yearly trip to Kiyosu Castle since I know people who work and volunteer there.  As for Nobunaga?  He became the lord of the castle in 1555.  The flatland castle was built between 1394 and 1427.  Shiba Yoshishige built the castle and Oda Toshisada was the lord of the citadel.  Kiyosu Castle was intended to be a defensive stronghold for Orizu.  When Orizu was put to the torch in 1476, the capital of Owari moved to Kiyosu.  The castle was located near the Gojo River and did not have a central tower during the time of Nobunaga.  The castle had no stonewalls surrounding the dojon.  Instead, it was surrounded by natural fortifications with a wet moat.

Nobunaga no tame!