Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Atsuta Shrine News
Early this morning while on Facebook, my good friend Hideyasu from Mikawa-hide posted an article that caught my attention right away. When Nobunaga stopped at Atsuta Shrine to pray for victory during the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, he supposedly prayed at Kami Chikama at Atsuta Shrine. According to my friend's post, this picture you see here is not at its original position. Kami Chikama was located about 150 meters south of the shrine during the Sengoku Era. The shrine was moved to its current location in the 24th year of the Showa or 1949. Unfortunately, there is not landmark at its old position.
The Shincho-Ko ki on Nobunaga's visit (Elisonas/Lamers, p. 87)
"Nobunaga and his following, six horsemen in all, quickly covered the three leagues to Atsuta. When Nobunaga stood in front of the Gendayu Shrine (another name for Kami Chikama) at the Hour of the Dragon [around 8 a.m.] and looked to the east,...."
Owari ni hikari wo.
Nobunaga no tame!