Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – The Siege of Inabayama Castle – Extra History – #2

Welcome back to the Sengoku Jidai Last time we left off with Oda Nobunaga ascendant after his surprising victory over the Imagawa. And the young Tokugawa Ieyasu aligning himself and his clan with the victorious Oda. Now we enter a period of consolidation. As Nobunaga tries to strengthen his holdings, Continue Reading

Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – Warrior Monks of Hongan-ji and Hiei – Extra History – #3

Remember how last time we left off with Oda Nobunaga seizing Kyoto and installing Ashikaga Yoshiaki as Shogun? Well, you see, there turned out to be one small problem with that. Yoshiaki actually thought he was going to get to be Shogun. Nobunaga, on the other hand, was pretty sure Continue Reading

Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – Battle of Okehazama – Extra History – #1

[Intro Music] Sengoku Jidai: The Warring States Period The time we think of when we think of samurai A time of self sacrifice, bravery, treachery and betrayal A time when the fate of great clans could turn in a day and peasants could rise up to become regent of all Continue Reading