Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nobunaga Gallery Attendance

There is some big news regarding Gifu's Nobunaga Gallery.  Over 45,000 people have visited the Nobunaga Gallery so far in about a month.  The attendance keeps increasing as the word spreads out and this in general keeps Nobunaga as the top dog as the most popular historical figure in Japan.

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Okehazama and Ise Shrine

I found an interesting article on the Battle of Okehazama yesterday.  The article briefly states Nobunaga's tactics, the two battlefields (Arimatsu and Toyoake), Yoshimoto's goal, and a letter to the Ise Shrine.  It appears that one of Yoshimoto's retainers from the Sekiguchi/Sena family wrote a letter two months before the Battle of Okehazama to Ise Shrine stating that the Imagawa will unite the Tokai region and will be even stronger with Owari in their hands.


Tenka no tame!

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Sport is War

Slayer's War Ensemble:

"The sport is war total war
When victory's a massacre
The final swing is not a drill
It's how many people I can kill."

This was true during Nobunaga's career as well as other Sengoku warlords in 16th century Japan.  It was the age where bloodshed was king and the sword ruled the land.  From Okehazama to Nagashino, Nobunaga killed the enemy as much as can.  It did not matter if they were killed on the battlefield, assassinated, or starved to death.  During the Battle of Okehazama, taking heads were not necessary during the heat of the battle.  That was for later.  Nobunaga was quoted as saying, "Kill and keep moving!"  In this sense, kill as the enemy as much as you can.

Nobunaga no tame!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nobunaga Kentei I

Here is the flyer for the Nobunaga Kentei which will be held at the Nagaragawa International Hall in September.  As for myself, I would love to take this test.  For those who are planning to take the test, I have the perfect study guide.  The Nobunaga Sengoku Rekishi Kentei is the study guide to use to prepare for the test in my opinion.  The book will at least give you a leg up over your opponents who plan to take the test.

Tenka no tame!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Gifu Palace Tablet

Gifu is trying to do something different with Nobunaga's Gifu Palace of late.  They have a tablet one can use to show the modern palace area and the one during Nobunaga's time using computer graphics.  From the picture above, it looks awesome.  The tablet will show the garden, Nohime's room, and other items related to the palace.  Unfortunately, at the moment the tablet is in limited use.  However, the tablet should be mainstream by next year.  Languages include, Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.

Nobunaga no tame!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nobunaga Survey

The city of Gifu recently did a survey on Nobunaga and the results are interesting.

Nobunaga's image 39.7% Original, 26.3% Strong, 13.5% Intelligent, and 12.6% Cruel.

Nobunaga claimed the top spot as Gifu's Sengoku busho.

Nobunaga 57.5% Saito Dosan 31.7% Takenaka Hanbei 4.4%  Glad to see Dosan receiving some decent press since it was him and Nobunaga that made Mino prosperous.

Like Nobunaga?  69.2% Yes 27.6% Do not know, and 3.2% did not like him.

Nobunaga no tame!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nobunaga Gozen at Nagoya

There is another Nobunaga Era kaiseki cuisine being served up in Nagoya.  The price is reasonable at 3, 800 yen, but you have to make a reservation three days in advance at the Tokugawa Bijutsukan.

Tenka no tame!