Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tenka Fubu Talk Show

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

2017 Okehazama Flyer

Here is the 2017 Okehazama Festival Flyer.  The Arimatsu Okehazama battlefield will host its annual festival on May 14th.  http://okehazama.net

Nobunaga no tame!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Nobunaga Ishigaki Discovered?

There is more news on Nobunaga's Gifu Castle.   It seems that there is a high possibility Nobunaga had more stone structure use at Gifu.  Hopefully, the recent research will help the theory out.
Link: https://t.co/9FJOx9fw4g

Tenka no tame!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nobunaga Shiro

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

Kanematsu Masayoshi and Ashinaka

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!