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- Les Paterson
Graduated with a degree in History at San Diego State University. Also studied in Japan at Gifu University with the emphasis on the Sengoku/Oda Nobunaga Era. Mr. Paterson is the author of the book Oda Nobunaga: The Battle of Okehazama. He enjoys traveling to Japan and soccer.
アメリカ在住。San Diego State Universityで「日本の歴史」を学び、岐阜大学では「織田信長」と「戦国時代」について学んだ。「Oda Nobunaga: The Battle of Okehazama」の著者でもある。
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In early 1553, Nobunaga had a meeting with his father-in-law Saito Dosan of Mino at Shotokuji
in Tonda near the Owari border. It was the first time the two met in person and it would be a
memorable one. Dosan realized that Nobunaga was no fool and knew someday his son-in-law
would be the man who could conquer Japan.
Shotokuji Temple’s origins originated in the Haguri district of Owari. However, in the Eisho Era
(1504-21) the temple moved to Owari’s Nakajima district in Tonda. Shotokuji often moved
either due to floods or flames of war. The area where the Shotokuji meeting took place is debatable.
I have seen Tonda, Tomida, and Toda as the area where the meeting took place. Ota Gyuichi’s
Shincho-Ko ki has it Tomida, while Oze Hoan Shinchoki has it written as Tonda. A lot of my
Nobunaga books has either one of the two.
For more additional information on the famous 1553 meeting, please see this link: http://otsuke.blogspot.com/2007/12/meeting-part-1.html
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