Tuesday, April 25, 2017
There was another talk show that was held in Gifu recently and the topic was the Tenka Fubu slogan.
One of the panelists at the talk show was historian writer Izawa Motohiko. I was able to meet him a few years ago at the Toyoake City Okehazama Battlefield. There has been many talk shows and other events this year in Gifu to celebrate its 450th anniversary.
Tenka no tame!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
There will be a Nobunaga Castle Summit this summer in Gifu. The talk show will be held in July 29th-30th at the Grand Veil Gizan Hotel. Subject matter include Komaki Castle, Gifu Castle, Azuchi Castle, and the recent excavations at Gifu Castle Park. Prices are 1,700 yen before the show and 2,000 yen at the door.
Nobunaga no tame!
Saturday, April 1, 2017
In 1573, Kanematsu Masayoshi (1542-1627) received a pair of un-heeled Japanese sandals from Nobunaga. The Shincho-Ko ki explains,
"Nobunaga always carried a pair of half-sole sandals (ashinaka) attached to his waist. In the current fighting, Kanematsu Matashiro pursued an enemy horseman into the hills around Mount Tone; eventually, he returned with the man's head. He had gone barefooted, so his feet were dyed red with blood when he returned. On seeing this, Nobunaga took those sandals from his waist and gave them to Kanematsu telling him to make good use of them. What good fortune, what an honor."
Tenka no tame!