Thursday, September 29, 2016


Sengoku era was so tempestuous,chaotic,turbulent period. Daimyo,feudal lords tried every means to survive this kill-or be killed age. Sometimes they join hands with each other,on the other hand,betrayals also occured frequently.
And women didn't have a choice as to who they would marry.
Marriage was used as a political tool in this era.

Chacha's mother,Ichi,married twice.
Ichi's first husband was Asai (Chacha's father).
This marriage was so political,because Nobunaga,Ichi's brother, forced Ichi to marry with Asai,because he wanted to ally with Asai family.
At first,the relationship between Nobunaga and Asai was amicable.
But this amicable relation didn't last long.
Nobunaga attacked Asai,and destroyed them (in 1573).

Luckily Ichi and her daughter Chacha were helped by Nobunaga's retainer.

Ichi's second husband was Shibata,one of the closest retainer of Nobunaga. They married in 1582.
But unfortunately,Shibata was defeated by Hideyoshi at war in 1583. Shibata and Ichi died by harakiri unfortunately.

Luckily Chacha was helped by Hideyoshi.He didn't kill Chacha,maybe because she was only a little girl.
Hideyoshi made Chacha his concubine.

Thank you for reading this post.
Wishing you'll have a great day.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sanada Nobushige

Sanada Nobushige
This is true story,not fiction.
He was born (in 1567) and raised in Ueda,Nagano prefecture.He is second son of Sanada Masayuki.
His elder brother is Nobuyuki.
First,he and his family served Oda Nobunaga.
But in 1582,Nobunaga was assassinated by his disloyal retainer,Akechi Mitsuhide,at Hon-nou-ji Temple. It was surprise attack in midnight.
This incident is called "Honnouji no Hen",very famous incident in Japanese history.
Nobushige and his family lost their Lord.
After the death of Nobunaga,the next coming man was Hideyoshi,the closest retainer of Nobunaga.
After that incident,luckily Nobushige became horse guard of Hideyoshi.
To be continued...