Friday, August 7, 2015

Portrait and Costume

In May, I was able to visit the Gifu City Museum of History again.  One of my favorite places in Gifu to visit and to do research on Nobunaga and Gifu.  I was fortunate enough to wear a replica of Nobunaga's clothing in Kano Soshu's (Motohide/1551-1601) portrait.  The painting was done in 1583, a year after Nobunaga's death.  As for the portrait, it is located at Chokoji Temple in Toyoda City, Aichi Prefecture.

I must admit, once fully dressed, you can feel the spirit of the Uesama.  You can feel the presence of the Uesama in Gifu, the city he created.  Again, very fortunate and many thanks to the museum staff.

Tenka no tame!


Eleonora Nappi said...

Aaah, really cool costume!
If it'll be still there when I'll visit agaiun, I'll make sure to try this out too >D !

otsuke said...

I plan to try the Saito Yoshitasu costume next year. The Nobunaga kimono was comfortable.