Thursday, August 15, 2013
Ieyasu at Atsuta
Young Tokugawa Ieyasu (was known as Takechiyo) spent a couple of years at Atsuta as a hostage of the Oda. The landmark is just south of Atsuta Shrine and I highly recommend that one should visit the both the shrine and the landmark (Located in the heart of the city of Nagoya).
Jeroen Lamers Japonius Tyrannus has some words on this as well. Lamers (p. 46)
"The four-year old was captured by a party of the Toda family en route to Sunpu, who delivered Takechiyo not to Imagawa Yoshimoto in Suruga, but to Oda Nobuhide in Owari. Takechiyo spent the next two years at Atsuta in Owari as a hostage of the Oda family."
Tenka no tame!