Sunday, March 19, 2017

Okehazama History Show



There will be a Battle of Okehazama history television [Okehazama no Tatakai Oda Nobunaga Imagawagun Gekiha no Himitsu] program that will air on March 24th (Friday) at 10pm.  http://okehazama.net/modules/osirase/index.php?page=article&storyid=256

Nobunaga no tame!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

2017 Okehazama Festival



The 2017 Arimatsu Okehazama Festival will be held on May 14th (Sunday).

http://okehazama.net


Tenka no tame!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kasamatsu, the place where Dosan and Nobunaga Departed



After the meeting with Dosan at Shotokuji Temple in Tonda in 1553, Nobunaga and his father-in-law rode together.  The area where the two split was near Kasamatsu, located in modern day Hashima district in Gifu Prefecture.  Nobunaga headed back to Nagoya, while Dosan returned to Inabayama Castle.

Nobunaga no tame!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Naotora Drama Okehazama Debacle



I was fortunate or no so fortunate to watch the Ii Naotora Drama while in Japan.  Yes, I was able to watch the Okehazama episode and was left with a bad taste in my mouth.  Nothing but flashback!  Hello!  Hello to the people who is putting this drama on the air, the Ii played a major role for the Imagawa during the battle.  Ii Naomori was part of the baggage train that left for Yoshimoto's main army left.  They helped Asahina Yasutomo in the attack of Fort Washizu.  It would have been nice if they included some of tactical side of the battle according to the Ii.  Instead the audience get a watered down version of one of the most important battles in Japanese history.


Tenka no tame!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Century of Dreams



I am back after a month long trip in Japan.  Fantastic in all.  One of the real treats of the trip was a visit to the Kyoto Cultural Museum.  This spring, the museum has a special display on the Sengoku Era called "A Century of Dreams."  The special exhibit is from 2/26-4/16.  One will see many documents from the Onin War, Hojo Family, Usesugi, and others.  There is at least two or three Kawanakajima Battle Screens, Anegawa, and more.  Weapons include swords, armor, and the like.  In all, this has to be one of the best Sengoku Era museum displays in a long time.

http://www.bunpaku.or.jp

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Gifu Nobunaga Book



Late last month there was a new Nobunaga book that was published.  Gifu Nobunaga is a 192 page book at the cost of 1296 yen.  That is on my want list for sure when I arrive in Japan next week.
Link: https://t.co/QdufECOlF3

Tenka no tame!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Megalith at Gifu Castle?



Big news according to the recent archaeological work being done at Gifu Castle.  It seems that Nobunaga used megalith rocks for his palace at Gifu Castle.  Japanese link: https://t.co/b527v3YBJB
I plan to visit Gifu Castle Park late next week.

Nobunaga no tame!