Sunday, April 19, 2015
Nohime and Dagger
Last night before going to bed I found a nice article on Nohime and the dagger story on the net. The famous story goes right before Nohime is sent off to marry Nobunaga, she meets with her father Saito Dosan (The Viper of Mino/Mino no Mamushi). Dosan gives her a dagger, telling her if Nobunaga is a fool, use the dagger to kill him. She replies to her father that she will be part of the Oda and might use the dagger to kill him instead. Dosan right away knew Nohime was truly the Viper's daughter. The article continues with the famous meeting between Nobunaga and Dosan at Shotokuji Temple in 1553.
For a good read in English on Nohime, Kicho&Nobunaga by Rumi Komonz is highly recommended.
Nobunaga no tame!