Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Nobunaga and Gifu
I found a nice blog post on Nobunaga and Gifu this morning and would like to share it with everyone. http://blog.gaijinpot.com/oda-nobunaga/
One must remember that Gifu's origins are Chinese. Gi/Gizan is the place from which the Chou ruler Wu Wang began his military campaign to unify China in twelfth century B.C. Fu/Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius. All this started when Nobunaga conquered Mino in 1567. Of course, his famous motto "Tenka Fubu" was created not long after Nobunaga took over Mino. However, there is one problem that is bugging me. There is no statue of Saito Dosan. Dosan was a major figure in Mino and he should be recognized in Gifu. I will be back in Gifu to do more research early next year as well.
Nobunaga no tame!