Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shot at Tennoji

Osaka's Tennoji.

In 1576, Nobunaga was shot in the leg while fighting near the Tennoji in Osaka.  He was fighting against the Honganji.  Even though Nobunaga was wounded, he was able to rally his army to victory.

Ota Gyuichi Shincho-Ko ki/The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga (pp. 251-252)

"The third formation: Nobunaga's horse guards.
Having made these dispositions, Nobunaga rode up and down amidst his attacking light infantry, barking orders left and right.  He was wounded slightly when a harquebus bullet hit his leg.  But the Way of Heaven watched over Nobunaga, and he came to no harm."

Tenka no tame!

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