The Honnoji Temple, a Hokke (Lotus) temple, was Nobunaga's new Kyoto lodging. He held a tea ceremony for various Kyoto nobles. The temple had a deep moat, but did not matter. The Oda forces were only around 2,000 and the Akechi forces were around 13,000. No match!
Why did Akechi Mitsuhide revolt in the first place?
- Nobunaga treated Mitsuhide as an outsider (Which was true)
- Did not receive rewards?
- Always insulted by Nobunaga
- The murder of his mother? (still debated)
- Nobunaga jealous of Mistuhide's poetic talent?
Tenka No Tame!