Incident and Events


Incidents and Events features a searchable index of prominent incidents and events occurring during the Sengoku period.  These incidents and events range from surprise attacks against foes to internal plots against fellow clan members to political maneuvers.  Particularly notable events include:

  • The Honnō Temple Incident (Honnōji no hen), a dramatic coup d’état in which Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful lord of the time, was killed by his retainer, Akechi Mitsuhide;
  • The Kakitsu Disturbance (Kakitsu no ran), a conflict between the Akamatsu and Ashikaga clans culminating in a bold attack by members of the Akamatsu on a dinner party in which Ashikaga Yoshinori, the sixth shōgun, was slayed; and
  • The Ningbo Incident (Ninpō no ran), a violent confrontation between members of the Hosokawa and Ōuchi clans over trading rights occurring in the harbor of a coastal town in China during the Ming dynasty.