What a day! Meeting with the planning division of a major banking group this morning, then to City Hall to be one of the judges for the new Toyotomi Hideyoshi tourist route logo, then to Tokyo to attend a book launch as a guest of friend, Mr. Akechi Kenzaburo, a historian and researcher, and the descendant of Akechi Mitsuhide, the samurai who is remembered as the “traitor who killed Oda Nobunaga.” Akechi Kenzaburo now researches the truth about his ancestor, and has uncovered some interesting facts regarding the shocking attack on Nobunaga in 1582. The party was also attended by the ancestors of warlords Kuroda Kanbei and Uesugi Kenshin!


With Akechi Mitsuhide’s descendant, historian and writer Akechi Kenzaburo

48952620_10217844954493826_2277232179060670464_nHistorian and writer Akechi Kenzaburo, and right, manga artist, Todo Yutaka


Kuroda Josui and Kuroda Nagamasa’s descendant, Mr. Kuroda Kiyohisa and Uesugi Kenshin, Uesugi kagekatsu descendant, Mr. Uesugi Takahisa


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