Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Meeting

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!

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