Letters suggest Shikoku warlord’s link to 16th-century Honnoji Incident

Why did Akechi Mitsuhide turn against his lord? There are many theories, but no-one really knows for sure. New information is occasionally revealed which helps us to gain a better understanding of why. Letters suggesting a link between a feudal warlord in Shikoku and the 16th-century Honnoji Incident, in which powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga committed… Read More Letters suggest Shikoku warlord’s link to 16th-century Honnoji Incident

Hikone Castle – Shiga Prefecture. My photos and Meiji Period photos.

I visited Hikone castle in January 2015 with my friend Ohara san.  It was a cold and snowy winters morning but we were determined to see this beautiful original castle.  I have had a couple of old Meiji period photos on my hard drive for a while and I wanted to try and get to… Read More Hikone Castle – Shiga Prefecture. My photos and Meiji Period photos.