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Nobunaga Oda (織田 信長) (1534 - 1582) was a daimyo during Warring States Period. Called the Unifier of Japan (統一日本).

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  • Possessed the following notable weapons: Dōjigiri Yasutsuna (童子切安綱; boy cutter), Yoshifusa (吉房), Daihannya Nagamitsu (大般若長光; great Prajna). Daihannya used to belong to Ashikaga Yoshiteru, and was created by Osafune Nagamitsu. Yoshifusa was made by Fukuoka's Ichimonji Yoshifusa.
  • A fan of Tanegashima (種子島)/hinawajū (火縄銃) or arquebus, a matchlock rifle.
  • Famous nicknames: The 6th Demon Lord (第六天魔王; Daikokuten Mao) and Fool of Owari (尾張の大うつけ; Owari's big simpleton!). Red Oni (赤鬼) is also possible. The 6th demon lord refers to the Pāpīyas, a sinner in Buddhism; the training of a Buddhist is interfered with and deprives one of Heaven, binding them to desires. The demon King aspect may have been an idea spurred by Luis Frois. There didn't seem to be a hatred of Buddhiasm but connects to his constant face-off to Buddhists and his attacks on temples.
  • His court titles were Kazuza-no-suke (上総介; Vice governor of Kazusa) from gempuku, Kazusa-no-kami (上総守)、Udaisho (右大将; General of Right)、Ufu (右府; same as Udaijin).

Weapons

Tsuda Tootoumi Nagamitsu
(津田遠江長光) A sword by Nagamitsu of the famous Osafune school. First given to an Oda retainer named Tootoumi. It has a clover like pattern (重花丁子)
Heshikiri Hasebe
(へし切長谷部) Created Kunishige Hasebe, a student of the Masamune school. Heshikiri is a nickname. After Nobunaga, it was given to the family of Kuroda Nagamasa (黒田長政). The blade is 64.8 cm.




War history/Events

Media Appearances

  • Nobunaga KING OF ZIPANGU (信長 KING OF ZIPANGU)
  • Sengoku Kitan Yotoden (戦国奇譚妖刀伝)
  • Sengoku BASARA (戦国BASARA)
  • Nobunaga no Shinobi (信長の忍び)
  • Sengoku Musou (戦国無双)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (信長の野望)
  • Sengoku Otome (戦国乙女)
  • Sengoku Collection (戦国コレクション)

See Also

References/Links

NOBUNAGA @ SATOSHI NITTA (English/Japanese)

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