Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Okehazama NHK Documentary
The program goes into great detail of the Imagawa organization structure which was key to their power. Also discusses Imagawa Yoshimoto's and Oda Nobunaga's character. The two were completely different animals. While land surveys, house laws, and cultural exchanges (Kyoto) were essential to the Imagawa, Nobunaga relied on new weapons (guns), fighting spirit, and promotion on ability, not on family linage.
At the end of the documentary, the great Samonji sword is shown at Kenkun Shrine in Kyoto as well as a funeral ceremony at Senninzuka where the Okehazama dead are buried near the Toyoake City Okehazama Battlefield. The documentary is a great study aid for the Battle of Okehazama scholar and highly recommend it. It also includes a thirty minute discussion between Sadatomo and Tetsuo on various topics related to the battle.
Tenka no tame! Nobunaga no tame! Owari ni hikari wo!