Saturday, March 30, 2019

2019 Dosan Festival

The 2019 Gifu Dosan Festival will be held on April 6th-7th.  This festival honors Nobunaga's father-in-law Saito Dosan.

Tenka no tame!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Jigenji and Okehazama

I have known this for years, but highly skeptical about it.  It appears that Nobunaga made a stop at Jigenji Temple during the Battle of Okehazama.  Nobunaga's visits to Atsuta and Hioki Shrines are well noted.  I do plan to visit Jigenji Temple in May.


Tenka no tame!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Shibata Katsuie's Birthplace

Shibata Katsuie (1522?-83), who was one of Nobunaga's best captains was born at Shimoyashiro Castle in Owari Province.  He was the son of Shibata Katsuyoshi.  Shimoyashiro Castle was located on the eastern side of Owari near the Mikawa border.  The landmark is located in Nagoya at Myotokuji Temple.

Tenka no tame!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Nobunaga and Atsumori

Late last month I received my Nobunaga Atsumori shirt in the mail.  I like it so far.  It is a fact that just before Nobunaga left for front during the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, he sang and danced to Atsumori.  Atsumori's history comes from the Genpei Wars.  It tells the tragic life of Taira Atsumori (1169-84) who was killed by Kumagai Naozane (1141-1207) during the Battle of Ichi-no Tani 1184.  Later a Noh play Atsumori was written by Zeami Motokiyo (1363-1443) which became popular.  Nobunaga loved to sing and dance to Atsumori when it was appropriate.

The photo below was taken many years ago at Kiyosu Castle, unfortunately, it is no longer on display.

Nobunaga no tame!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Best Nobunaga Link

One of the best Nobunaga links regarding to landmarks and such is from Sakura Office.  Here is the Nobunaga link in Japanese:

The only drawback is that there is no directions nor map to get to some of the unknown landmarks.  That being said, this webpage has helped me a lot to discover new places to visit.  Please take the time and go through link.

Tenka no tame!