Monday, November 17, 2008

Atsuta Jingu

If you are ever in the Nagoya area,check out the Atsuta Shrine. Nobunaga made history there in the early morning before his victory at the Battle of Okehazama in 1560. He prayed there at the shrine and told them that he will build a victory wall if he wins. He did win and later presented a horse to the shrine. Here are some photos of the Nobunaga victory wall.

The photo above is the actual Nobunaga victory wall at Atsuta Shrine. The wall was built with mud, grease and lime. It still stands tall and proud. The photo below is a replica of Nobunaga's victory wall at Kiyosu Castle.

Here is the Atsuta shrine link.

Here is some fact about the shrine. It is said that before Nobunaga continued his Okehazama campiagn he grabbed some Eiraku Tsuuhou coins and threw them up in the air as a coin toss. The result: all heads equals Okehazama victory!

Tenka no Tame!

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