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Sengoku 79 busho - Bijuaru Dêta Yôran

79 Sengoku Generals - Visual Data Handbook

Published in Japan, 1995, P.33



The Man Who Brought an End to the Medieval Age
3rd year of tenbun (1534) - 10th year of tensho (1582)

  In the third year of Eiroku (1560), at the battle of Okehazama, Nobunaga destroyed Imagawa Yoshimoto, and his name became known throughout the realm. Within the next 10 years, he had conquered Mino province and began to aim at unifying the country. Over the next 11 years, he took in Ashikaga Yoshiaki and brought him to the capital (Kyôto), gaining him control of the central Kinai region.

At the battle of Anegawa, Nobunaga destroyed the united armies of the Asai and Asakura, and in the 3rd year of Tensho (1575) he defeated Takeda Katsuyori at the battle of Nagashino in Mikawa Province.

However, in the sixth month of the 10th year of Tensho (june, 1582), while Hideyoshi was on the road to the Chugoku region, Akechi Mitsuhide made a surprise attack on Nobunaga at the Honnoji temple in Kyoto; Nobunaga killed himself with his own sword.

Nobunaga's Seal: Tenka Fubu [blanket the realm with military power].