Friday, May 19, 2017

Okehazama 2017

Today is the 457th anniversary of the Battle of Okehazama.  Nobunaga truly shocked Sengoku Japan with his victory over Imagawa Yoshimoto.  For Nobunaga, this is his debut on the national stage and passed with flying colors.  I love to sing and dance to "Atsumori," so this is a passage from the Shincho-Ko ki,

"The human lifespan, fifty years, compared to that enjoyed by dwellers of the Lowest Heavens, is like a dream, a phantasm.  Can there be anything, once given life, that does not perish in the end?  Then he ordered, 'Blow the horns!  Bring my armor!'"

Iza Shutsujin!

Nobunaga no tame!
Tenka no tame!

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