Sunday, February 1, 2015


During the Battle of Okehazama, Imagawa Yoshimoto's retainer, Matsui Munenobu moved his army of 1,000-1,500 from Makuyama near Jizo Pond to Takaneyama.  Takaneyama was the highest point on the battlefield.  It was 177 feet above sea level.  Even with all the modern buildings and the like, one can still see Takaneyama's tactical advantage.  During the battle, Munenobu could clearly see the Oda forts of Tange, Zenshoji, and Nakajima.  However, Munenobu's tactical advantage would never come into play as he along with several other of the Matsui family were killed in action at the Battle of Okehazama.  Today, Takaneyama is also known as Arimatsu Shrine.

Tenka no tame!

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