A portrait of a younger Nobunaga.
If you ask me he looks more like Nobukatsu than Nobutada, so I dunno why people likes having Nobutada look very similar to his father.
And if Wikipedia is to be believed, the one who actually is the spitting image of Nobunaga is Nobutaka (the third son, not the seventh son).

A portrait of a younger Nobunaga.

If you ask me he looks more like Nobukatsu than Nobutada, so I dunno why people likes having Nobutada look very similar to his father.

And if Wikipedia is to be believed, the one who actually is the spitting image of Nobunaga is Nobutaka (the third son, not the seventh son).

Also, Gifu was supposedly the first ever Sengoku era castle to feature a luxurious garden, with ponds and all sorts of pretty decorations.

odaclan:

daeva-agas:

imagineyouricon:

Imagine your icon naming their child after their favorite food.

He already has a son named “tea whisk” and another one named “ladle”. If he names a son “dango” or “castella” or “persimmon”, I wouldn’t bat an eyelash =___=

Besides, a lot of Japanese food names don’t sound too bad as a name.

List of Nobunaga’s sons’ original names (that I am aware of) before they have their coming-of-age ceremony and get their Nobu-something names:
- Strange (Kimyoumaru) —> Nobutada
- Tea-whisk (Chasenmaru) —> Nobukatsu
- Three seven (Sanshichi) —> Nobutaka 信孝
- Next (Otsugimaru) —> Hidekatsu
- Little boy (Boumaru) —> Katsunaga
- Big cave/hole —> Nobuhide
- Small cave/hole —> Nobutaka 信高
- Ladle —> Nobuyoshi 信吉
- Person —> Nobusada

The ones without the Japanese reading is the names I cannot find how they were read in Japanese (as in I see the kanji, but I don’t see the furigana for it and I can’t tell how that name is supposed to be read).

Cannot find the names of the other two. I will not stop harping about this because I’m sitting here wondering WHY. Does he just not care because “Oh, well, once they have genpuku they will change their name anyway”? Or is he purposefully being weird?

ETA: I found the remaining two kids’ names.

- Good (良好 Ryōkō) —> Nobuyoshi 信好
- Edge ( En) —> Nagatsugu

Nobunaga is apparently a very mean dad to his sons.

All his daughters have sensible names.

daeva-agas:

imagineyouricon:

Imagine your icon naming their child after their favorite food.

He already has a son named “tea whisk” and another one named “ladle”. If he names a son “dango” or “castella” or “persimmon”, I wouldn’t bat an eyelash =___=

Besides, a lot of Japanese food names don’t sound too bad as a name.

List of Nobunaga’s sons’ original names (that I am aware of) before they have their coming-of-age ceremony and get their Nobu-something names:
- Strange (Kimyoumaru) —> Nobutada
- Tea-whisk (Chasenmaru) —> Nobukatsu
- Three seven (Sanshichi) —> Nobutaka 信孝
- Next (Otsugimaru) —> Hidekatsu
- Little boy (Boumaru) —> Katsunaga
- Big cave/hole —> Nobuhide
- Small cave/hole —> Nobutaka 信高
- Ladle —> Nobuyoshi 信吉
- Person —> Nobusada

The ones without the Japanese reading is the names I cannot find how they were read in Japanese (as in I see the kanji, but I don’t see the furigana for it and I can’t tell how that name is supposed to be read).

Cannot find the names of the other two. I will not stop harping about this because I’m sitting here wondering WHY. Does he just not care because “Oh, well, once they have genpuku they will change their name anyway”? Or is he purposefully being weird?

Sculpture of Oda Nobukatsu displayed in Rakuzan-en (楽山園) in Gunma.
Rakuzan-en is some kind of place for relaxation, as far as I can tell? If anyone can read Japanese do tell me, because I can’t and I’m not entirely sure what the place is supposed to be.

Sculpture of Oda Nobukatsu displayed in Rakuzan-en (楽山園) in Gunma.

Rakuzan-en is some kind of place for relaxation, as far as I can tell? If anyone can read Japanese do tell me, because I can’t and I’m not entirely sure what the place is supposed to be.

Some letter written by Nobunaga.

It’s really interesting to see old-school calligraphy where the characters run into each other and, for the untrained eyes, practically unreadable.

And in the second letter we get to see Nobunaga’s “Tenka Fubu” stamp.

Source:

http://otsuke.blogspot.com/2014/06/nobunaga-letter.html

http://samurai-archives.com/dictionary/o1.html

daeva-agas:

Well, how’s that for diversity? Sorry, William Adams, you got ninja’d!

I knew Yasuke existed, but I never knew he was actually elevated to samurai rank. Well, I don’t actually know what exactly did he do prior to reading this, but still.

Might be old news to some, but nifty information regardless.

I have HUGE doubts about the truth fact of this.

As far as my learning on art history goes, death masks is not a thing in the Portugal and Spain area, which is where the missionaries come from. Therewas one Italian guy with them, but I’m not sure if death masks is a thing in Italy in that era too.

They refuse to allow it to be dated, and so this is very dubious. Besides, the missionaries were JESUITS. The most stoic, old-school, strict Catholic group ever.

If they would go make statues, it would be of Mary or Jesus or some other religious thing. They don’t do death masks for local rulers, no matter how nice he may be to them.

I see no reason for them to be doing this. None. I’m 99% sure this is a hoax made in later date by people who heard about the culture of making death masks.

But if by chance it turned out to be true… well, okay. We have a better look of the guy’s face, then.

daeva-agas:

Tenka FuBurger, inspired by Samurai Archives forum insanity and Nobunaga no Chef.
Sort of.
Because forum insanity, you know? One moment we were talking seriously about the menu and format of food serving in samurai-era banquets, and the next thing you know Tenka FuBurgers happened and the burning of Mount Hiei is obviously a barbecue party gone so very wrong.
Throw out all the samurai mumbo jumbo and it’s just Chocolate Banana Burgers, really. But, well, in Nobunaga no Chef there were stuff about bananas and chocolates (they sort of symbolize the foreign countries) and, well, after Tenka Fubu is fulfilled I think Nobu would have wanted to go international. Maybe.

*shrug* Weirder things have showed up.

daeva-agas:

Tenka FuBurger, inspired by Samurai Archives forum insanity and Nobunaga no Chef.

Sort of.

Because forum insanity, you know? One moment we were talking seriously about the menu and format of food serving in samurai-era banquets, and the next thing you know Tenka FuBurgers happened and the burning of Mount Hiei is obviously a barbecue party gone so very wrong.

Throw out all the samurai mumbo jumbo and it’s just Chocolate Banana Burgers, really. But, well, in Nobunaga no Chef there were stuff about bananas and chocolates (they sort of symbolize the foreign countries) and, well, after Tenka Fubu is fulfilled I think Nobu would have wanted to go international. Maybe.

*shrug* Weirder things have showed up.

daeva-agas:

Got an alert from Facebook folks. This was promo images from a drama hosted by D3Publisher (creator of Gyakuten Yoshiwara).

The drama is titled 天魔の銀翼 ~敵は本能寺にあり~ (Tenma no Ginyoku ~Teki wa Honnoji ni Ari~|Demon’s Silver Wings ~The Enemy is at Honnoji~)

Three guesses what it’s all about -_-

Also. Heh. A ninja of the Oda clan??? Gadzooks!! XD His name is Ban Naganobu, one of the clan leaders of the “Koga 53 families”. Heee… It’s the same kanji as the one in Nobu’s name. Just reversed. I wonder if he renamed himself that after entering service for the Oda or if it’s just a coincidence…

I am eternally confused over the trope of portraying Akechi as a sparkly young bishonen.

Why?

Seriously. Why?