Monday, November 8, 2010

A rare grave

A statue of Nohime located at Kiyosu Castle.

There are many mysteries on what happened to Nobunaga's wife, Nohime (1535-1612). It was a fact that she did not produced any children and highly possible she was barren. Nohime does a have a grave at Sokenin, a sub-temple of Daitokuji in Kyoto. Believe it or not, she does have a grave located in Gifu City.

Located in Gifu City, Fudo-cho Nohime's grave.

I was lucky to hit the jackpot on this rare find. There are two graves that are related to Nohime and that is fantastic news in my opinion. This is an ihatsu grave, the lock of the deceased's hair.

Nobunaga no tame!


Tornadoes28 said...

What an incredible find. How did you discover this?

otsuke said...

I found out this Nohime grave in a history magazine on Nobunaga and Gifu. I lived in Gifu for about a year and did not know the landmark existed until now.

The Gifu Tourist office at the station also provided some help as well.