Sunday, February 14, 2010

Osoroshii Nobunaga

Nobunaga historian Taniguchi Katsuhiro wrote an excellent essay on Nobunaga's character. Where did this so called Demon God earned his reputation? The essay points outs, novels, writers, and other historians may gave given Nobunaga his fame to claim. Sure, Nobunaga did have a soft side. One of Nobunaga's most famous letters was to Hideyoshi's wife NeNe.

Taniguchi also mentions the Jesuit missionary Luis Frois as well in the essay. I think Frois gives a great view of Nobunaga. One must remember that Frois was one of the few outsiders who actually knew Nobunaga.

The essay is in Japanese.

I will continue more on Okehazama next week and explain why I sent a donation to Mr. Kajino for the Okehazama statues. It means a lot to me.

Nobunaga no tame!

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