Under the ODA foot
|IYEYASU had gained TOTOMI in his
SHINGEN but in joining the ODA block of the
planned TAKEDA march
and supply line to SHOGUNAL, KYOTO, he created the
collision course with
SHINGEN at HAMAMATSU and the eventual TOKUGAWA rise
from his vassal’s fateful
shot through those syrupy tones of NODA Castle’s
hypnotic flute. See
After SHINGENs’ son, the impetuous KATSUYORI, died under hoof with the last ragged remnants of his father’s great clan, swinging his father’s great sword, the KAInoKUNI GO YOSHIHIRO, TOKUGAWA gained the rich TAKEDA spoils and spears.
|KAI and SHINANO
bore SHINGEN’s bountiful
resources and the great TAKEDA retainers - long held
and loyal Samurai
families, established under SHINGEN’s stable
administration. These were
added to TOKUGAWA’s SURUGA, TOTOMI
and MIKAWA to become
the “Five Great Provinces” and new power belt across
central Japan. This
and SHINGEN’s “KAI-no-KUNI” GO YOSHIHIRO sword
bannered the TOKUGAWA achievement,
body and soul.
The Destiny of Star-Crossed Paths started with
|A walk to
Forever the up-start - of low birth, HIDEYOSHI had snuck into ODA service with a fiction of name and trappings, purchased with stolen coin. His bravado fascinated NOBUNAGA, who favored him with loose reins and earned reward. Advancing quickly, to fief and family, he had distinguished himself with the ASAI and ASAKURA and was now NOBUNAGA’s right arm and fist, leading the whole of the efforts down the SANYODO, to the lands of the MORI...
HIDEYOSHI, laying the MORI SEIBATSU, or siege, at TAKAMATSU Castle in BITCHU, asked his Lord and leader, ODA NOBUNAGA, - who had set up a KYOTO residence at HONNO-JI - for re-enforcements. Dealing with the MORI was the "on-deck” focus for the very nearly completed ODA unification drive.
These were the shining warriors, the successful team, and all knew the long division, that had plagued the country, was finally at an end. The great mantel of power, and those who would have it, had been clearly decided.
got the re-enforcement assignment - and so his
mustering of 30,000 was
NOBUNAGA's Main Residence, AZUCHI on the shores of BIWA
Oda's Sa Tachi
- Had just finished helping father, NOBUNAGA, TAKIGAWA
KAZUMASU and IYEYASU
crush the last of the TAKEDA, KATSUYORI at TEMMOKUZAN
Go). NOBUTADA lived at GIFU, MINO
Waiting in his KYOTO residence at MYODO-JI on the 22nd of June, he expected word from his father, across town, to join HIDEYOSHI and the ODA push against the MORI (down BIZEN way). Hearing his father was attacked, he rushed to HONNO-JI only to find he was too late.
He went straight to NOBUNAGA’s NIJO Castle, housing Prince MASAHITO, and had his own son, SAMBOSHI (child name of ODA HIDENOBU) and the Prince escorted to safety, SAMBOSHI to KIYOSU.
He then fought a losing battle with AKECHI forces at NIJO and took his SEPPUKU there in the burning Castle.
would track AKECHI down.
When the dust settled, the remaining ODA house, 2nd son, NOBUO and 3rd son, NOBUTAKA were pacified in their expected ambitions, by HIDEYOSHI and the council of the NOBUNAGA generals - including SHIBATA KATSUIYE.
The generals together invoked the old precedent of giving them the equal assignment of protecting an infant heir through minority - SAMBOSHI, son of NOBUNAGA’s first and eldest, NOBUTADA.
ODA NOBUNAGA |_____________________ ______________________ ________|___________ ______|__________ ________|___________ ODA NOBUTADA 1st Son ODA NOBUO 2nd Son ODA NOBUTAKA 3rd Son | ________|______________ SAMBOSHI (ODA HIDENOBU) ~Rightful Heir~
|-NOBUO settled with his charge,
SAMBOSHI at KIYOSU.
-NOBUTAKA took to departed brother, NOBUTADA’s now vacated GIFU, governing MINO.
"Protecting" the heir - brought the two sides - to war ...and SHIZUGATAKE