Saturday, January 23, 2010

More on Toyoake Okehazama

Here are some more photos of the Toyoake Okehazama battlefield.

This where Yoshimoto's main army was camped at.

This is the rest area on the Kotokuin Temple (Shingon sect). One of the most beautiful rest spots in Japan and very peaceful as well.

The Toyoake Okehazama Battlefield Map. Nicely done. Matsui Munenobu's tomb is located near Kotokuin Temple as well. The picture did not turn out, so I have to make another trip back to the battlefield. A good excuse in my opinion.

Here is some information on Matsui Munenobu's tombstone.

Matsui Munenobu was a chief vassal of Imagawa Yoshimoto. He and Yoshimoto was killed in battle. The two tombstones of Matsui Munenobu and Imagawa Yoshimoto were erected by Yamaguchi Masayoshi of Arimatsu in 1876.

To get to the Toyoake Okehazama battlefield, take the Meitetsu Line and get off at Chukyo-Keibajo-mae station. It is only a three minute walk from the station. There used to be a museum dedicated to the battle, but a few years ago, it was shut down. A real bummer because they had some awesome artifacts. I wish one of the two battlefields would build a new museum.

Tenka no tame!

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