Sunday, March 8, 2015

Muraki and Nagoya

During the Battle of Muraki (1554), Oda Nobunaga requested help from his father-in-law, Saito Dosan of Mino.  Dosan sent one of the Mino Big Three, Ando Morinari to help Nobunaga protect Nagoya Castle.  Morinari along with 1,000 soldiers were sent to protect Nagoya.  According, to Obata Tazo's, Shogi*Okehazama no Tatakai, Morinari's soldiers were placed north of Nagoya at Shiga and Tabata (p.82).  This is the first time I have seen this.  Could it be true?  Probably, since both places were not far from Nagoya Castle.  Nobunaga ended up winning the Battle of Muraki due to his leadership and firearms. Six years later, Nobunaga shook the world with his stunning victory at the Battle of Okehazama.

Nobunaga no tame!

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