Monday, November 1, 2010


This is one of the new landmarks at the Arimatsu Okehazama Battlefield.

(Kamagatani) Oda Nobunaga and his forces reached here secretly and hid themselves in the thunderstorm. Right after the rain he ordered to attack Imagawa's right wing and found Yoshimoto's whereabouts. He quickly told his forces to make a dash and won a decisive victory.

Here is another landmark near the Kamagatani area. The Nobunaga slope/hill.

June 22, 1560
Oda Nobunaga's forces rushed up this hill charging into Imagawa Yoshimoto's main camp. This became known as the famous "Battle of Okehazama." The victory of Oda's forces led to the dawn of Japan's early-modern period.
A picture overlooking Kamagatani. These landmarks were new and was lucky to take a photo. Many thanks to Yukio Kajino who led the tour.

Nobunaga no tame!


Tornadoes28 said...

Is it generally accepted that Nobunaga attacked the Imagawa going uphill? I had the impression that Nobunaga attacked from the high ground. Although I have read several Nobunaga books including Tyrannus and they may have stated he attacked from the low ground and I just forgot.

otsuke said...

Same here. Even though I have written a general description of the battle, things have changed the past couple of years. Even the Sengoku historians like Owada, Taniguchi, and Fujimoto disagree on all aspects of the battle.