Friday, April 18, 2008

Okehazama 1560

I thought I was going to be finished with my reediting of Okehazama 1560. I am still not done yet. The problem is grammar and some rewording. I also bought some books related to Oda Nobunaga and they are great. I will give you a brief summary of them later.

Tenka no Tame!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

More on sumo

Yasuhiro Nishigaya's Oda Nobunaga Jiten, pp. 69-71., has more information on Nobunaga and sumo. Also April 12, was the death of Takeda Shingen, the Mountain Monkey- Kai no Yama. April 12th, 1573.

Nobunaga no Tame!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Nobunaga and Sumo

Good Morning friends! It was well known that Nobunaga loved sumo. He has a special place in sumo history. If you ever attended a sumo bout in Japan and near the end of the bout, a wrestler twirls a bow in the ring. Guess who started that the tradition? You guess it, Oda Nobunaga. He had to start the "Yumitori" in the 1570s. The photo above is a sumo ring monument in Azuchi. Nobunaga often had mock sumo bouts as a youth and enjoyed watching it as a form of relaxation.

Tenka no Tame!