Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Yasuke Part II

Here is Yasuke Part II using They Came to Japan, An Anthology of European Reports on Japan 1543-1640 by Michael Cooper, p. 70.

"All this aroused the curiosity of Nobunaga who summoned the man into his presence.  He was so intrigued by the dusky fellow that he made him strip to the waist to satisfy himself that his colour was genuine.  The ruler thereupon called his children to witness this extraordinary spectacle and one of his nephews gave the man a sum of money."

Tenka no tame!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Nobuhide Facts

Here are some facts on Nobunaga's father, Oda Nobuhide.

  • In 1540, Nobuhide contributed money for the construction of the Outer shrine in Ise.
  • For his efforts, he was granted the title of Bingo no Kami.
  • in 1543, Nobuhide donated large sums of money for the Imperial Palace in Kyoto.
  • For his efforts, he received a letter from Emperor Go-Nara and a copy of the first part of the Kokin Wakashu, poetry from the Heian Era.
During the early part of the 1540s, Nobuhide was fighting against the Imagawa in western Mikawa and soon would be fighting against Saito Dosan.

Nobunaga no tame!