Last month while in Japan, I bought Shiba Hiroyuki's book Owari Odashi. On page 248, it mentions that Ando Morinari stationed his troops near Nagoya at Shiga and Tabata during the Battle of Muraki (1554). Key points to Nobunaga's victory at Muraki:
- Use of firearms.
- Support from his father-in-law Saito Dosan of Mino.
- Nobunaga's daring crossing of the sea.
- Nobunaga's leadership during the Battle of Muraki.