Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nobunaga Mamushi ni Au

Here is a nice clip with the meeting between Nobunaga and Dosan at Shotokuji Temple in 1553 from the 1959 movie Fuunji Oda Nobunaga.

One of the better scenes in my opinion.

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ukino Festival

The Ukino Battlefield held a small festival which the people participated in presenting incense to the war dead.  Nobunaga scored a huge victory at the Battle of Ukino in 1558.  This victory was a major stepping stone to unify Owari.


Tenka no tame!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Okehazama Funnies

A nice lighthearted Okehazama funny for the day.  Hey, Yoshimoto, how was the Owari hospitality by Nobunaga and the gang before heading to Kyoto? Wait!  You did not simply walk to Kyoto. LOL!

Nobunaga no tame!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Gifu's Zenkoji

Located near Inaba Jinja in Gifu City is a small temple.  Zenkoji.  Yes, same name as the famous Zenkoji in Nagano, but this one is much smaller.  Gifu's Zenkoji has some interesting Sengoku Era history as well.  The famous Kyoto courtier Yamashina Tokitsugu (1507-79) stayed at Zenkoji during his visits to Gifu (1569-71) and to see Nobunaga in person.  it is understood that he took the Nakasendo Highway to reach Gifu.  The next time you visit Inaba Jinja while in Gifu, make sure you stop at Zenkoji which is on your left.

Tenka no tame!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Takarazuka Nobunaga

Takarazuka actress Masaki Ryu will make her final appearance as Nobunaga in the play "Genten no Yume/Nobunaga: The Will to Power.  The performance will be held at Tokyo Takarazuka Theater in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.  Performance starts August 5th and will run until September 4th.  With a cast of around 80 members Ryu portrays Nobunaga as a powerful and nobel man.

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Haunted Azuchi Castle

looking for some summer fun while in Ise?  Well, Ise Azuchi Momoyama Bunkamura may be the place for you.  From July 30th-August 31st, the replica Azuchi Castle will be a haunted house.  Prices range from 1,000-1,300 yen.  I was able to visit Ise Sengoku Jidai Mura last year and had a great time.  Not a bad place to learn about Nobunaga from a theme park perspective.


Tenka no tame!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yodogimi Was Tall

Found an interesting article about Oichi's daughter ChaCha/Yodogimi.  Oichi was Nobunaga's younger sister.  As for Yodogimi's father?  The possibility is high that her was Nobunaga.  Yodogimi was tall.  So was Oichi and Nobunaga.  It does make some sense that Yodogimi was tall due to her parents. As for Hideyoshi, the one to claim ChaCha as his concubine, a short, skinny bald rat.

Link to the article:

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