Saturday, January 30, 2010

Imagawa Yoshimoto's Weakness

Yoshimoto had many weaknesses and it cost him his life and later, the Imagawa house. Here are a few:

  • Alcohol
  • Arrogance
  • Treated the Matsudaira of Mikawa like dirt.
  • Imagawa soldiers not battled seasoned compared to the Oda.
  • Not physically fit to fight. Some say, he could not saddled up on a horse.
  • The loss of his advisor Taigen Suufu (Sessai).
  • Cursed at the start?
I listed many more in my book pages 94-98. Some controversial and some spot on. Hopefully, in the next couple of months I will order Arimatsu's book on Imagawa Yoshimoto.

Anyways, Today I finally received War and Faith: Ikko Ikki in Late Muromachi Japan by Carol Richmond Tsang in the mail today. Looking forward to the book.

Nobunaga no tame!


Tornadoes28 said...

Wasn't his son even less qualified to lead than his father.

otsuke said...

Yep, you are right about that one. Once Yoshimoto's mother passed away in the late 1560s, the Imagawa house fell apart. It was dying a slow death once Yoshimoto perished anyways.