Friday, October 24, 2014

Sakuma Morishige Print

Just in time for Halloween, a print showing Nobunaga's retainer Sakuma Morishige drinking blood from a decapitated head!  Now, Sakuma Daigaku Morishige (?-1560) had an interesting career for the Oda.  He served under both Oda Nobuhide and Nobunaga.  During the Battle of Ino in 1556, Nobunaga put Morishige in charge of Fort Nazuka near the Odai River in Owari.  Later, in the battle, Morishige took the head of Hashimoto Juzo.  In 1560, he was in charge of Fort Marune.  On the eve of the Battle of Okehazama, Matsudaira Motoyasu attacked Fort Marune and Sakuma Morishige was killed in action.

Nobunaga no tame!

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