Friday, December 12, 2014

Documents Found I

When Nobunaga's Tenka Fubu seal (Rule the Empire by Military Force) was created in 1567, there were two seal stamps that were used.  One was red and other was black.  Both colors had different meanings.  The red Tenka Fubu seal was more illustrious and was used for formal public documents.  On the other hand, the black Tenka Fubu seal was less formal and was used for private correspondence.  For example, the black Tenka Fubu seal was used in the recent document that was found in Kobe written to Nobunaga's captains Kuki Yoshitaka.  Another example for the red was an office public notice written to Toji Temple (located in Kyoto) in 1568.

Nobunaga no tame!

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