Sunday, July 6, 2008

What if Nobunaga Escaped from the Honnoji

I just finished reading a novel that had Nobunaga escaping his death at the Honnoji. To tell you the truth, I enjoyed it. Nobunaga fled to Sakai where a Portuguese ship was waiting for him. He ended up going to Europe for a couple of years before returning to Japan. The great novelist Tsumoto Yo mention that if Nobunaga did not perish in 1582, the picture of world history would be different. He is right. The novel made me think very hard. I do believe without doubt, Japan would have been different. What is your opinion. More later.

Nobunaga no Tame!


Mcarmurr said...

Is the novel speculative or alternate historical fiction?

otsuke said...

The novel is an alternate historical fiction.