Saturday, February 15, 2014
While reading Kicho&Nobunaga by Rumi Komonz, something caught my attention that needs to be discussed. Believe or not, there is a very high possibility that Nohime lodged together with Nobunaga at Joubodaiin Temple in 1568. Why is this important? Ota Gyuichi's Shincho-Ko-ki has nothing on Nohime rooming with Nobunaga on October 27th, 1568. It just states that Nobunaga spent the night at Joubodaiin. However, according to the Akechi Chronicle, Nohime was with Nobunaga on October 27th. Did Gyuichi purposely omit Nohime because she was a woman or did not think it was important to him? She was with Nobunaga at Jobodaiin in my opinion and it needs more explanation from historians and scholars alike.
Kicho&Nobunaga (Komonz p. 86)
"Only six days after the re-establishment of the Ashikaga Shogunate, Kicho and Nobunaga left Kyoto to return to Gifu. On October 27th, they lodged Joubodaiin Temple together.
They were served vegetarian meals at the Buddhist temple. They had ripened persimmons for supper. It was Kicho's favorite."
One has to remember that Nobunaga loved persimmons as well.
Nobunaga no tame!