Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 Nobunaga Forum

Believe or not, this year's Nobunaga Forum will not be held in Gifu.  It will be held in Tokyo.  October 10th, Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward Otemachi Sankei Plaza will host the event.  There is no charge to the event.

Tenka no tame!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nobunaga Mamushi ni Au

Here is a nice clip with the meeting between Nobunaga and Dosan at Shotokuji Temple in 1553 from the 1959 movie Fuunji Oda Nobunaga.

One of the better scenes in my opinion.

Nobunaga no tame!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ukino Festival

The Ukino Battlefield held a small festival which the people participated in presenting incense to the war dead.  Nobunaga scored a huge victory at the Battle of Ukino in 1558.  This victory was a major stepping stone to unify Owari.


Tenka no tame!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Okehazama Funnies

A nice lighthearted Okehazama funny for the day.  Hey, Yoshimoto, how was the Owari hospitality by Nobunaga and the gang before heading to Kyoto? Wait!  You did not simply walk to Kyoto. LOL!

Nobunaga no tame!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Gifu's Zenkoji

Located near Inaba Jinja in Gifu City is a small temple.  Zenkoji.  Yes, same name as the famous Zenkoji in Nagano, but this one is much smaller.  Gifu's Zenkoji has some interesting Sengoku Era history as well.  The famous Kyoto courtier Yamashina Tokitsugu (1507-79) stayed at Zenkoji during his visits to Gifu (1569-71) and to see Nobunaga in person.  it is understood that he took the Nakasendo Highway to reach Gifu.  The next time you visit Inaba Jinja while in Gifu, make sure you stop at Zenkoji which is on your left.

Tenka no tame!