The Story of Oda Nobunaga

織田信長の生涯

Oda Clan

Oda Nobunaga

Owari Province

Prelude to the Story of Oda Nobunaga

I.  THE EARLY YEARS

A.  Origin

B.  Oda Nobuhide

C.  The Imagawa and Hōjō Clans

D.  The Imagawa and Matsudaira Clans

E.  The Toki and Saitō Clans

F.  Nobunaga’s Youth

II.   OWARI PROVINCE             

A.   Early Battles in Owari

B.   Battles with the Kiyosu Faction

C.   Battles with the Iwakura Faction

III.   CONFRONTATION WITH THE IMAGAWA

A.   Early Clashes with the Imagawa

B.   The Battle of Okehazama

IV.  THE SUBJUGATION OF MINO PROVINCE

A.  Turmoil in the Saitō Clan

B.   Advances by the Oda

C.   The Rise of Toyotomi Hideyoshi

V.   SECURING THE CAPITAL               

A.  Nobunaga and the Muromachi Bakufu

B.  Matsunaga Hisahide and the Miyoshi Group of Three

C.  Ashikaga Yoshiaki and His Benefactors

D.  Ōmi, Ise, and Iga Provinces

E.  Restoration of the Muromachi Bakufu

F.  Defeat of the Kitabatake

VI.  ASHIKAGA YOSHIAKI’S ENCIRCLEMENT CAMPAIGN

A.   Nobunaga’s Directives to Yoshiaki

B.   Yoshiaki’s Campaign

C.   Betrayal in Echizen Province

VII.  THE ISHIYAMA-HONGAN TEMPLE AND PEASANT UPRISINGS

A.  Confronting Resistance

B.  Alliance with the Azai and Asakura

C.  Collapse of the Campaign

VIII.  CONSOLIDATION OF CONTROL

A.  The Return of Matsunaga Hisahide

B.  Discord in Settsu Province

C.  Attack on Ise-Nagashima

D.  The Battle of Nagashino

E.  Resistance in the Northern Provinces

F.  Struggle with the Ikkō Sect of Kaga

G.  Uesugi Kenshin and the Northern Campaign

H.  Return to the Kinai Region

IX.  THE WESTERN FRONT AND DEFEAT OF THE ISHIYAMA-HONGAN TEMPLE       

A.  Contests with the Mōri Clan

B.  Battles in Harima Province

C.  The Battle of Miki Castle

D.  The Battle of Arioka Castle

E.  Conflict in Iga Province

F.  The Battle of Tottori Castle

G.  The Seige of Takamatsu Castle

X.  THE HONNŌ TEMPLE INCIDENT

A.  Events

B.  Motives

C.  Fleeting Glory