Saturday, February 16, 2019

Odaka Castle Parade

There is some news regarding from the Battle of Okehazama.  On March 10th, there will be a military armor parade to Odaka Castle ruins.  This festival will reenact Matsudaira Motoyasu's (Tokugawa Ieyasu) army delivering supplies to Odaka Castle on the eve of Battle of Okehazama.  This is a great way to walk in the footsteps of Motoyasu when he was delivering supplies to Odaka Castle.

Nobunaga no tame!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Novel in Paperback

My new novel, The Viper and the Fool is now available in paperback on Amazon.

The novel covers:

  • Saito Dosan's rise to power.
  • Dosan's battles between Oda Nobuhide
  • The marriage between Nobunaga and Nohime
  • The meeting between Nobunaga and Dosan at Shotokuji Temple in 1553.
  • The Battle of Muraki 1554.
  • The fall of Dosan and his death at the Battle of Nagaragawa in 1556.
  • The rise of Nobunaga and the conquest of Mino 1567, origins of Gifu.
Tenka no tame!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Komeno and Owaki

Komeno and Owaki Castle were allies of Hayashi Hidesada, and in 1556, they joined to fight Nobunaga at the Battle of Ino.

Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, p. 77.

"A day or two later, the Hayashi opened hostilities against Nobunaga.  Their auxiliaries in Arako Castle joined the enemy and cut off communications between Atsuta and Kiyosu.  Auxiliaries of the Hayashi also held castles of Komeno and Owaki, which lay between Kiyosu and Nagoya.  They too, joined the ranks of the enemy."

A few years ago, I was able to visit the Komeno and Owaki landmarks.  Owaki picture is on the left, while Komeno is on the right.  Choshoji Temple is where Komeno Castle was located.

Nobunaga no tame!