11/10/2012

Oda Nobunaga

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Oda Nobunaga 織田信長

(June 23, 1534 – June 21, 1582)
was the initiator of the unification of Japan under the shogunate in the late 16th century, which ruled Japan until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. He was also a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. His work was continued, completed and finalized by his successors Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.



He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy shugo (military governor) with land holdings in Owari Province. Nobunaga lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japan before his death in 1582. His successor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a loyal Oda supporter, would become the first man to unify all of Japan, and was thus the first ruler of all Japan since the Ōnin War.
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. Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣秀吉 .


. Tokugawa Ieyasu .


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The famous comparison of three famous warlords

鳴かぬなら 殺してしまえ ホトトギス
nakanu nara koroshitamae hototogisu

If the bird does not sing, kill it!

Read Hideyoshi and Ieyasu here

. hototogisu ホトトギス, 時鳥 .
Little Cuckoo, Cuculus poliocephalis


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Dairokuten Ma-O 第六天魔王

. Big Number Six Heavenly Deity .

Oda Nobunaga took on this name for himself.

Dairokuten Shrine where Nobunaga worshipped

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Tsurugi Jinja 劔神社 "Sword Shrine"
Echizen Ni no Miya

in Fukui 福井県丹生郡越前町

Deities in residence

Kehi Ookami 気比大神 Kehi Okami
. Kehi Jinguu 気比神宮 Shrine Kehi Jingu .

Susanoo no Mikoto 素戔嗚尊(すさのおのみこと)
Oshikuma Ookami 忍熊(おしくま)大神

This shrine was the family sanctuary of Oda Nobunaga, who was born in the village.
So the locals call it

Oda Myoojin san
織田明神さん


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Specifically Oda Nobunaga claimed to be descended from "Oda" Chikazane 親真. Chikazane is said to be the son of Taira Sukemori, 平資盛 (1161-1185), who was the second son of Taira Shigemori (1137?-1179)平重盛, who was the first son and heir of the very famous Taira Kiyomori 平清盛 (1118-1181).

... according to this version of the family history, Chikazane next found himself at the Tsuta Estate in Omi (modern-day Shiga Prefecture). There he was taken care of by a major local family. Later he was adopted by a Shinto Priest of the Tsurugi Shrine located on the Ota Estate in Echizen, modern Fukui Prefecture.

Incidentally the Tsurugi Shrine still exits today.

In 1233, Chikazane set down his roots and changed his family name to his new home, "Ota". The pronunciation of the family name changed at some point to "Oda", although the same kanji characters continue to be used to write the name. Later he became a priest himself and took on the monk's name Kakusei 覚盛. Chikazane died on March 18, 1260. Assuming he was 10 years old at the time of the Battle of Dan-no-Ura, he must have been something like 85 years old at the time of his death.

Nobunaga later continued to point to the Tsurugi Shrine as the shrine of his ancestors.
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Another possibility is that a Shinto priest of the Tsurugi Shrine took on the name Ota/Oda. In this theory, the mother is a Taira, but the father was of the Inbe 伊部 clan, who were Shinto priests based at the Tsurugi shrine. Their son - our friend Chikazane - took the name Ota from the temple.

The family tree of the Nobunaga clan
source : www.odanobunaga.com

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- - - - - Some shrine treasures

Hassoo Nehan zu 八相涅槃図(はっそうねはんず)
織田信長安堵状 Letter from Oda Nobunaga in 1537


Fudo Myo-O Sanzon 不動明王三尊像 Painting
Fudo Moy-O 不動明王像 Statue




Nobunaga Jinja 織田神社本殿 Nobunaga Shrine




Omamori 剣神社 御守り Amulet


Homepage of the shrine
source : tsurugi-jinja.jp


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- - - - - from the Daruma Museum Archives


. Shibata Katsuie, Katsu-ie 柴田勝家 .
(1522 – June 14, 1583) or Gonroku (権六) was a Japanese military commander during the Sengoku Period who served Oda Nobunaga.

his wife was
Oichi, O-Ichi (お市) or Oichi-no-kata (お市の方)
sister of Oda Nobunaga



Mitsuhide started a coup against Nobunaga :
. Akechi Mitsuhide 明智光秀 .

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A favorite dish of Nobunaga :
. aka konnyaku 赤こんにゃくred konnyaku .
speciality of Omi Hachiman, Ōmihachiman 近江八幡, Shiga prefecture


Nobunaga gave golden folding screens as presents to
. Uesugi Kenshin Kagetora 上杉謙信(景虎) .


. The ninja in Iga 伊賀忍者 .
and
Jizo with his head cut off - 首切り地蔵


This is a famous story about a KATSU that even shocked the great warlord Oda Nobunaga.
. The Koan Katsu 勝 .

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Daruma Doll "Nobunaga" from Nagoya

名古屋限定の戦国武将だるま 信長

source : mogumogu


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A company called DARUMA makes a
"Nobunaga Bento" 「信長膳」Nobunaga Zen
sold at Nagoya Station


名古屋駅の駅弁「信長膳」




source : nagoyadaruma.jp


. Train Station Lunch Box (ekiben 駅弁) .


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Haiku about Nobunaga

Nobunaga Ki 信長忌 Nobunaga Memorial Day
陰暦6月20日で夏の季語
On the 20th day of the sixth lunar month
kigo for summer


Nobunaga became the patron of the Jesuit missionaries in Japan and supported the establishment of the first Christian church in Kyoto in 1576, although he remained an adamant atheist and never converted to Christianity.


source : yuriko mine


セミナリヨ跡の青蘆信長忌
seminario ato no ao ashi Nobunaga ki

green rushes grow
over the seminary remains -
Nobunaga Memorial Day


Sano Michi 佐野美智

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めしつぶを膝より拾ふ信長忌
meshitsubu o hiza yori hirou Nobunaga ki

I pick up a grain of rice
from my knee -
Nobunaga Memorial Day


関口比良男 Sekiguchi Hirao




バロツクの鏡こなごな信長忌
櫂未知子

兜煮の目玉をしやぶり信長忌
山崎房子

城高く灯り信長忌なりけり
池田秀水

夜の蜘蛛ぽとりと落下信長忌
木塚眞人

生ま喰ひの蒟蒻朱し信長忌
吉本伊智朗

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船団も女体も何も信長忌
sendan mo nyotai mo nanimo Nobunaga ki


信長に信長触れぬ十六夜
Nobunaga ni Nobunaga furenu juurokuya

Settsu Yukihiko 攝津幸彦 (1947 - 1996)

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信長のひとりのときの牡丹雪
和田知子


霰うつて信長の墓うそぶける
松本進


向日葵や信長の首斬り落とす
Kadokawa Haruki 角川春樹


玻璃越しに凍む信長の太刀兜
渡辺恭子


source : HAIKUreikuDB


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