Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gifu 450 Poster

The poster for Gifu's 450th anniversary of its founding by the Uesama is out.  2017 will be Gifu's 450th birthday.  In 1567, Nobunaga changed the original name Inoguchi to Gifu.  There will be a year long celebration for this historic event.  Link for events and news: http://www.nobunaga450.jp

Tenka no tame!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gifu Shinbum Interview

While in Japan earlier this month, I was fortunate to have an interview with Gifu Shinbum.  The interview lasted for about an hour or so talking about my new Battle of Okehazama novel, my time at Gifu University (2000-1), and Nobunaga and Gifu.  I enjoyed every moment of the interview.  Many thanks to Masako Kawai who helped set up this interview.  The Managing Editor of the paper, Mr. Kiriyama Keiji was a nice man and was happy that someone who loves Gifu and Nobunaga.  Also special thanks to Ms. Oga Yukiko who interviewed me.

Nobunaga no tame!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2016 Arimatsu Okehazama Festival

Just returned home from a beautiful trip to the motherland (Japan).  Hopefully, I will be back sooner, not later.  That being said, the 2016 Arimatsu Okehazama Festival will be held on May 15.  I was blessed to be a part of last year's festival and enjoyed myself.

Details for this years festival: http://ameblo.jp/mikawa-hide/entry-11814610209.html

Nobunaga no tame!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ikeda Tsuneoki's Grave

Ikeda Tsuneoki (1536-84) Grave located at Gifu Prefecture Ibi-bun Ikeda-cho.

Tsuneoki's father, Tsunetoshi served under Nobunaga's father, Oda Nobuhide.  As for Tsuneoki, he was probably born near Arako Village in Owari in 1536.  His mother Yotokuin, was Nobunaga's wet nurse.  Tsuneoki was Nobunaga's half-brother and participated in battles such as Kayastu Ino, Ukino, and Okehazama.  He was one of the original "Boys from Owari."

Tenka no tame!