Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Nobunaga and Yoshiteru
In 1559, Nobunaga made his first trip to Kyoto with a selected few men. There, he met shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru in person. A rare event indeed.
Ota Gyuichi Shincho-Ko ki (The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga) pp. 93-4.
"All of a sudden Lord Kazusa no Suke announced that he would go up to Kyoto and drew up a list of eighty men selected to accompany him. After touring the capital city, Nara, and Sakai, he made a courtesy call on the shogun, Kogenin Yoshiteru, and sojourned in Kyoto. This was a truly festive occasion, and Nobunaga had outfitted himself accordingly. He bore a great sword that had a gold-encrusted sheath and was fitted with a sword guard shaped like a wheel. All of his escorts, too, bore swords with gold-encrusted sheaths."
The woodblock print above is from the Ehon Taikoki.
Tenka no tame!