Sunday, July 31, 2016

Takarazuka Nobunaga

Takarazuka actress Masaki Ryu will make her final appearance as Nobunaga in the play "Genten no Yume/Nobunaga: The Will to Power.  The performance will be held at Tokyo Takarazuka Theater in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.  Performance starts August 5th and will run until September 4th.  With a cast of around 80 members Ryu portrays Nobunaga as a powerful and nobel man.

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Haunted Azuchi Castle

looking for some summer fun while in Ise?  Well, Ise Azuchi Momoyama Bunkamura may be the place for you.  From July 30th-August 31st, the replica Azuchi Castle will be a haunted house.  Prices range from 1,000-1,300 yen.  I was able to visit Ise Sengoku Jidai Mura last year and had a great time.  Not a bad place to learn about Nobunaga from a theme park perspective.


Tenka no tame!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yodogimi Was Tall

Found an interesting article about Oichi's daughter ChaCha/Yodogimi.  Oichi was Nobunaga's younger sister.  As for Yodogimi's father?  The possibility is high that her was Nobunaga.  Yodogimi was tall.  So was Oichi and Nobunaga.  It does make some sense that Yodogimi was tall due to her parents. As for Hideyoshi, the one to claim ChaCha as his concubine, a short, skinny bald rat.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Okehazama Pop Up

Earlier this year I received a Battle of Okehazama paper craft.  Unfortunately, I am not savvy when it comes to art.  It took me two days to cut out all the paper soldiers.  If everything went according to plan, the paper soldiers would stand on the battlefield as if it was a pop-up.  However, the paper soldiers were extremely small and it would be difficult for the soldiers to stand.  That being said, I did not want my time and effort  to go to waste.  So I used my thinking cap and decided to glue the paper soldiers and made an Okehazama battle screen instead.  I have to say, I was impressed on the way it turned out.

Facet Japan is the company that makes the paper crafts.  They have a Battle of Okehazama and Battle of Nagashino paper crafts.  If done correctly, they look beautiful.  The paper craft company is known for their paper castles.  Again, if done correctly, the castles are superb.  Azuchi, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kiyosu can be built by you.

Tenka no tame!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Nobunaga's Blacksmith

In Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, there is a display of some of Nobunaga's blacksmith's work.  Wakasa no Kami Ujifusa was born in 1534 in Mino.  When Nobunaga conquered Inoguchi and renamed the city Gifu in 1567, Ujifusa supposedly became Nobunaga's blacksmith.


Nobunaga no tame!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Orizu Castle

Orizu Castle was the capital of Owari during the Muromachi Era.  It was built by Oda Hyobu no Jo Toshihiro during the Oei Era.  Now Kiyosu Castle was built and intended to be a defensive stronghold for Orizu.  However, during the Onin War, Oda Toshisada banished Toshihiro and Orizu Castle was put to the torch in 1476.  Once that happened, the capital of Owari was moved to Kiyosu.

Tenka no tame!