Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Why I donated

Imagawa Yoshimoto statue


Last week I sent some money to Mr. Kajino as a donation for the Arimatsu Okehazama Battlefield Statues. It was not much, but felt that I need to do my part. I have spent the past twelve or more years researching on the battle and the more I study, the more I feel I am a part of the battle.

I would spend hours at the Toyoake Okehazama Battlefield just thinking. My question was always, "How did Nobunaga do it?" When the museum was up and running, I often studied the materials or ask questions with the locals. The more, the better. I did the same last with Mr. Kajino and his staff at the Arimatsu location. Mr. Kajino and his staff was always kind to reply. To tell you the truth, I plan to spend more time at the Arimatsu location and will ask myself the same question.

To tell you the truth, I have never donated anything like this at all. Sure, I donated to the SA, but Okehazama? The feeling was awesome. The Nobunaga and Yoshimoto statues will soon be in their proper place at the Arimatsu Okehazama Battlefield. It will be historic and the construction efforts will soon pay off as well.

Tenka no tame!

2 comments:

Tornadoes28 said...

That is an awesome looking statue. One of the best looking samurai/daimyo statues I have yet seen.

otsuke said...

Thank Mr. Yukio Kajino and his staff. He sent the pictures over the weekend. If I do return this year, you can bet that pictures will be taken at their new home.