Thursday, March 1, 2018
Shiga Castle was the home of Nobunaga's elder adviser Hirate Masahide (1492-1553). Masahide excelled in diplomacy, poetry, and the tea ceremony. While Nobunaga's father Nobuhide was still alive, he asked Masahide to work out a peace agreement with the Kiyosu faction in the late 1540s. At first, it stalled, but Masahide eventually made the two parties agree to a deal. More importantly, Masahide worked out another deal with Saito Dosan of Mino to allow Nobunaga to marry Dosan's daughter Nohime. After Masahide's death in 1553, Nobunaga built a temple for him Seishuji. His grave however was moved to Tounji.
Nobunaga no tame!