I found this picture of Nobunaga and Dosan right before the two met at Shotokuji Temple in Tonda near the Mino/Owari border. Here is a reminder of the meeting's four key points:
- Saito Dosan never met Nobunaga.
- To see if Nobunaga was a fool.
- To find out if Owari was weak enough to invade.
- To see if the Saito/Oda alliance was good enough to continue.
Dosan soon found out that his son-in-law, Nobunaga was no fool. He knew Nobunaga saw the future of warfare due to matchlock rifles and a trained infantry. More importantly, the Saito/Oda alliance was good enough to continue until Dosan's death in 1556.
Tenka no tame!