Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Nobunaga and the cross

I just bought a new book by Kyoko Tachbana. Her book, Nobunaga and the Cross. I have read a little so far and it explains Nobunaga and the Tenka Fubu relationship. What is so great about the book is the reference material. It is a must to any Nobunaga fan. If there is one drawback, it is difficult to read, but a wealth of data. Tachibana Kyoko. Nobunaga to Juujika. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004.

If anybody has read the book or knows any information about, let me know.

Nobunaga no Tame!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Title page

Here is the title page of my book, Okehazama 1560. Maeda Toshiie is the man on the cover. A picture of the bloody Battle of Okehazama.

Nobunaga no Tame!


May 19th, 1560 is one of the most important dates in Japanese history. It was the day where Oda Nobunaga came out of his shell and took Sengoku Japan by storm. His victory over Imagawa Yoshimoto was pure genius. Nobunaga defeated an army of 25,000 (45,000?); whereas, he only had 3,000 (2,000 on the battlefield). It was also the battle where Sengoku warfare changed completely. It went from military exploitation to the age of human intelligence. Yanada Masatsuna was the man who was responsible for the chief intelligence. He was rewarded with cash and Kutsukake Castle. When Nobunaga received the data he went for a sneak attack. As for Imagawa Yoshimoto, what was his main goal? Kyoto, secure Mikawa, secure Narumi, or Owari? To tell you the truth, it was Kyoto. He was too fanatical about the city. It was a hot day on May, 19th, and a thunderstorm played a key role. Four key points that made Okehazama a success. Rainstorm, human intelligence, small army, and Okehazama. Nobunaga used all four to his advantage, the surprise attack worked, and easily triumphed. This victory alone made Nobunaga's dream to unite Japan into one a possibility. My book is finished and now looking for a publisher.

Tenka no Tame!

Friday, May 2, 2008


May is Nobunaga's Birthday month! As stated earlier, He was born May 11th or 12th in 1534 at Nagoya Castle. God bless the guy. As for the day, 12th is more acceptable, but I have seen the 11th as well. Either will do. Nobunaga, have some mochi and kaki and stuff them in your mouth dude, you earned it! By the way, spend some time with Nohime, ok. As for my book, Okehazama 1560, it is finally finished. The revised edition is better. I am still looking for a publisher. I wish Nobunaga was still around today. He would have solved most of the world's problems. Happy Birthday Nobunaga!

Nobunaga no tame Tenka no tame!