Monday, April 13, 2015
Matsunaga and the Kettle
I found a great article on Matsunaga Hisahide who once worked for Nobunaga. However, he betrayed the Uesama and in 1577, he met his maker. Hisahide was quite fond of tea and its utensils. So was Nobunaga. Nobunaga was also known for his "Meibutsu Gari" or utensil hunt besides his superior military power. However, when Oda Nobutada (Nobunaga's son) led the assault on Shigi Castle in the fall of 1577, Hisahide was not going to let Nobunaga obtain his prized tea kettle, the Hiragumo.
The article: http://kissakoculture.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-strange-fate-of-hiragumo-kettle.html?m=1
Interesting to note when Oda Nobutada led the attack on Shigi Castle, his helmet bore the ornament of deer antlers.
Nobunaga no tame!