Monday, November 5, 2007

Nobunaga's Birth

Shobata Castle landmark. Oda Nobuhide's place of birth in the early 1500s.

Good afternoon friends! I have stated earlier in my blogs that Nobunaga was born at Nagoya Castle.
Historians such as Jeroen Lamers have stated he was born at Shobata Castle. His father, Nobuhide was born there, 1510(11)? Also there is a good possibility Nobunaga's grandfather, Nobusada, was born at Shobata Castle too. I will use Nagoya Castle for two reasons. 1) There is a landmark at the modern Nagoya Castle. 2) the most important reason is the historians. Owada Tetsuo comes to mind. Many of his writings have stated Nobunaga was born at Nagoya Castle. I take Owada's work seriously because he is one of the most trusted in the business. Okamoto Ryouichi is another that comes to mind. His book, Oda Nobunaga no Subete, has Nobunaga's place of birth at Nagoya Castle. As for for the day? Eleventh or the twelfth of May is fine. I have seen others that are off the mark. Until further evidence, Nagoya Castle was Nobunaga's birth place.

Nobunaga no tame!

Nagoya Castle, Nobunaga's area of birth May 11th, 1534.

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