Monday, August 11, 2008

Nobunaga and Forts

I continue to use Varley's work on this post. He continues his great work describing Nobunaga and Sengoku warfare.

"In the sixteenth century forts sprang up everywhere and battling usually involved attacking and trying to take them. Nobunaga, for example, fought relatively few open-field battles. The great majority of his armed encounters involved either attacking enemies in forts or defending against enemy attacks on his forts"(p.111).

Here is what a fort might have looked like in the Sengoku Era. Photos taken in March 2001 at Sengoku Jida Mura in Ise.

Nobunaga no Tame!

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