Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fuunji Nobunaga and Okehazama

It is that time of year again where the month of May we celebrate the Battle of Okehazama.  Nakamura Kinnosuke plays the role of Oda Nobunaga while Kyoko Kagawa play the character of Nohime.  Regarding the Battle of Okehazama, please read David D. Nielson's thesis first, Society at War: Eyewitness Accounts of Sixteenth Century Japan before watching the movie.

Here are some facts:

  • The dance party was held at Ikoma Mansion.  Movie: Kiyosu Castle.
  • Kitsuno was at the dance party since she was the mother of Nobunaga's kids.  Also it was held at Ikoma Mansion, her residence.  Movie:  Nohime and it was highly likely she was there.
  • Hachisuka Koroku and Maeno Shoemon was invited to the dance party.  However, they meet Nobunaga alone which made them uncomfortable.  They usually have Hideyoshi with them, but he was not at the dance party.  Movie:  Hideyoshi was present at the dance party and Maeno Shoemon was not present.
  • Hachisuka Koroku was a bearded man.  Movie: no beard at all.
One must remember that Fuunji Oda Nobunaga is a movie and is not going to be fully historically accurate.  That being said, the movie does a good job on the prelude to the Battle of Okehazama.

Owari ni hikari wo.

Tenka no tame!

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