Post Tagged with: "Oda Nobunaga"

by / on November 24, 2012 at 10:07 AM / in Featured, Higashiyama-ku, Temples-Shrines

Gion Kaku in Higashiyama-Kyoto!

While visiting the Kodai-ji temple in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto is saw this quite different looking type of pagoda. It is the Daiun-in temple with the “Gion Kaku” tower (大雲院 祇園閣) dedicated to the famous warlord Oda Nobunaga and his eldest son Nobutada who committed seppuku in 1582 when Akechi forces betrayed the Oda, attacking Honno-ji and then Nijo […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Battle of Ichi-no-Tani!

Ichi-no-Tani (一の谷) was a Taira fortress at Suma, to the west of present-day Kobe, Japan. It sat on a very narrow strip of shore, between mountains on the North, and the sea to the South. This made it quite defensible, but also made it difficult to manoeuvre troops inside the fortress. Minamoto no Yoshitsune split his force in three. Noriyori’s […]

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by / on June 24, 2012 at 9:27 PM / in Nakagyo-ku, Temples-Shrines

Oda Nobunaga’s Seppuku: Honnō-ji (本能寺)!

Oda Nobunaga’s Seppuku: Honnō-ji!, a set on Flickr. This temple is the head temple of the Hokke-shu Hommon sect, and was established in the year 1415 by the monk Nichiryu. In 1582 Oda Nobunaga was attacked at this temple by Akechi Mitsuhide (the Honno-ji incident). Although this temple is famous world wide where Nobunaga committed suicide with his own sword, […]

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by / on June 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1582 – The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.

The Incident at Honnō-ji refers to the forced suicide on June 21, 1582 of Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga at the hands of his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide. This occurred in Honnō-ji, a temple in Kyoto, ending Nobunaga’s quest to consolidate centralized power in Japan under his authority. Oda Nobunaga was at the height of his power, having destroyed the Takeda […]

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1868 -The Shogunate is Abolished in Japan.

The Tokugawa shogunate, also known as the Tokugawa bakufu and the Edo bakufu, was a feudal regime of Japan established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period is known as the Edo period and gets its name from the capital city, Edo, which is now called Tokyo, after the name was changed in […]

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by / on February 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM / in Famous Deaths, History Today

Famous Deaths Today: 1593 – Emperor Ogimachi of Japan.

Emperor Ōgimachi (正親町天皇 Ōgimachi-tennō) (June 18, 1517 – February 6, 1593) was the 106th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from October 27, 1557 to December 17, 1586, corresponding to the transition between the Warring States Era and the Azuchi-Momoyama period. His personal name was Michihito (方仁). The finances of the emperor and his […]

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by / on January 31, 2012 at 12:37 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1543 -Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan.

Famous Birthdays Today: 1543 -Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Ieyasu seized power in 1600, received appointment as shogun in 1603, abdicated from office in […]

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