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 – How Toyotomi Unified Japan – Extra History – #5

Last time we left off with Oda Nobunaga attacked by his own general, dying in a blazing temple as his dream of empire burned around him. But where does that leave everyone else? Well, first off, let’s start with Tokugawa Ieyasu. Remember how he was touring the Kansai with Nobunaga Continue Reading

Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai – The Campaign of Sekigahara – Extra History – #6

At last, the Sengoku Jidai nears its close, but not without one final grand chapter. The year is 1598, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the second great unifier of Japan, has just died. Leaving a counsel of five regents to guard his young son until he becomes of age to rule. By far, Continue Reading