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Shrine to Akechi Mitsuhide, Kyoto

Akechi Mitsuhide (明智 光秀? 1528? – July 2, 1582 Japanese calendar 6th month 13th day), nicknamed Jūbei or Koretō Hyūga no Kami (惟任日向守?), was a samurai who lived during the Sengoku period of Feudal Japan. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Akechi Mitsuhide shrine Kyoto Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Akechi Mitsuhide shrine Kyoto Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Events June 19 - Battle of Landriano - A French army in Italy under Marshal St. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gregorian Calendar switch: Year 1582 involved conversion to the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Samurai (disambiguation). ... “Sengoku” redirects here. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei Pre-History/The Origin of History Jomon Period Main...


Mitsuhide was a general under daimyo Oda Nobunaga, although he later betrayed Nobunaga and caused him to commit seppuku. Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hara-kiri redirects here. ...


Born in Mino province (now Gifu prefecture) as a descendant of the shugo Toki clan; Mitsuhide began serving Nobunaga after Nobunaga's conquest of Mino province in 1566 and received Sakamoto (in Omi, 100,000 koku) in 1571. Although Nobunaga rarely put too much trust in his retainers, he particularly trusted Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Hashiba and Mitsuhide Akechi. After Mitsuhide received Sakamoto he moved to pacify the Tamba region by defeating several clans such as the Isshiki of Tango. Mino (美濃国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes nearly the southern part of Gifu prefecture. ... Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... Shugo (守護) is an official post named by the Shogun, which oversees a province (kuni) in Japan. ... Toki can refer to: Toki is the name of an ancient Japanese clan. ... Events January 7 - Pius V becomes Pope Selim II succeeds Suleiman I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Religious rioting in the Netherlands signifies the beginning of the Eighty Years War in the Netherlands. ... Sakamoto is a village in Japan: Sakamoto, a small village in Kumamoto Prefecture Sakamoto is also a Japanese surname for several people (sorted alphabetically by given name): The Sakamoto family members, victims of the Sakamoto family murder perpetrated by members of the cult organization Aum Shinrikyo. ... This ukiyo-e by Hiroshige illustrates the sailboats at Yahashi, one of the Eight Views of ÅŒmi. ... A koku ) is a unit of volume in Japan, equal to ten cubic shaku. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... Shibata Katsuie (柴田 勝家) (1530 - 1583) was a Japanese military commander during the Sengoku Period who served to Oda Nobunaga. ... Hideyoshi in old age. ...


In 1579, he captured Yakami Castle from Hatano Hideharu by promising Hideharu peace terms. This accomplished Mitsuhide's goal, although Nobunaga betrayed the peace agreement and had Hideharu executed. This displeased the Hatano family, and a short while later several of Hideharu's retainers murdered Akechi Mitsuhide's mother. The situation was fueled through several public insults Nobunaga had directed at Mitsuhide, that even drew the attention of some Western observers. Mitsuhide blamed Nobunaga for his mother's death and the attack at Honnōji on June 21, 1582 (Japanese: 6th month 2nd day) exacted his revenge. Events January 6 - The Union of Atrecht united the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma, governor in the name of king Philip II of Spain. ... Hatano Hideharu (波多野 秀治 Hatano Hideharu, 1541-June 25, 1579) is the eldest son of Hatano Harumichi and the head of Hatano clan. ... Combatants Oda forces under Akechi Mitsuhides command inhabitants of Honnōji, courtiers, merchants, artists, and servants of Oda Nobunaga Commanders Akechi Mitsuhide Oda Nobunaga Strength Unknown No trained warriors except Nobunaga himself The Incident at Honnōji ) refers to the forced suicide in June 21, 1582 of Japanese daimyo... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gregorian Calendar switch: Year 1582 involved conversion to the Gregorian calendar. ...


He has been credited with killing Oda Nobunaga; while Mitsuhide did not execute Nobunaga personally, he did force him to commit seppuku for his betrayal and subsequent murder of Mitsuhide's mother[citation needed]. When they found out about the assassination, both Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu rushed to be the first to avenge Nobunaga and take his place. Hideyoshi got to Mitsuhide first, and Mitsuhide's allies such as Hosokawa Fujitaka, who was related to Mitsuhide through a marriage, betrayed him. Mitsuhide survived for 14 days, until he was defeated by Hideyoshi at the Battle of Yamazaki. Mitsuhide is rumored to have been killed by a peasant warrior with a bamboo spear by the name of Nakamura. However, there were also rumors that he was not killed, but rather started a new life as a priest called Tenkai. Hideyoshi redirects here. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... Hosokawa Fujitaka ) (1534-1610) known as Hosokawa Yūsai ), the son of Mibuchi Harusada, but adopted by the likes of Hosokawa Mototsune. ... The Battle of Yamazaki was fought in 1582 in Yamazaki, Japan. ... Nakamura was a bandit peasant during the 16th century Azuchi-Momoyama period in Japan. ...


The Akechi family was able to trace their heritage to the Toki and from there to the Minamoto. It is noted that Minamoto Yorimoto brought the destruction of the Taira clan the same way Mitsuhide brought an end to Nobunaga. The sword of Mitsuhide has Tensho style, in fact, the Tensho Koshirae Iaito was first designed to be a replica of Akechi Mitsuhide's own sword. Toki can refer to: Toki is the name of an ancient Japanese clan. ... Minamoto (源) was an honorary surname bestowed by the Emperors of Japan of the Heian Period to their sons and grandsons after accepting them as royal subjects. ... Taira (å¹³) is a Japanese surname. ... An iaito (居合刀, iaitō) is a Japanese sword used for studying the art of iaido. ...


Akechi Mitsuhide in fiction

Mitsuhide as he appears in Capcom's Sengoku Basara.

Akechi Mitsuhide is featured in various fictional works, mostly as a hero. For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Sengoku Basara is a video game for PlayStation 2 first published July 21, 2005 by Capcom. ...

  • He is featured in Capcom's Onimusha as Samanosuke's uncle/relative, as well as Onimusha Tactics as a playable character.
  • Mitsuhide is also one of the playable characters in Koei's Samurai Warriors. He wields a katana, obviously taking techniques from the sword school of Iaido, and is portrayed to have a very close relationship with Ranmaru Mori. In the second installment, the relationship is not present, instead, becoming closer to Nobunaga (and taking longer to fall out with Nobunaga) to a point where he doesn't want to kill him. He is voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa in the Japanese version, and Michael Gough in the English version.
  • He also appears in Warriors Orochi as a starting character in the Samurai story line. In this game, he shows no intention of killing or betraying Oda Nobunaga and follows him faithfully; in fairness, these versions are based on the Samurai Warriors 2 incarnations.
  • He is also featured as a playable character in Sengoku Basara, where in he is portrayed as a sadistic psychopath who wields dual scythes, and enjoys killing his opponents. For some reason, he is able to attack his allies without damaging them. He is voiced by Sho Hayami in the said game. In the US installment, Devil Kings, his name is changed into Reaper, and becomes unplayable.
  • Mitsuhide plays a part in Konami's Demon Chaos video game for the PlayStation 2 set during feudal Japan.
  • In Eiji Yoshikawa's novel Taiko ki, Mitsuhide is emotionally abused by Nobunaga, who calls him by the nickname "kumquat head".
  • In the James Clavell historical novel Shōgun, Mitsuhide is renamed as "Akechi Jinsai", although he is referred to only in retrospect i.e. he has been dead for many years when the story begins.
  • In Kessen III, he is portrayed as a main villain through the game, this is because Oda Nobunaga is portrayed as the hero and unifier of Japan.
  • In Hikaru no Go a character named Yuki Mitani plays Mitsuhide in a school play.
  • In the manga series Tenjho Tenge, the character Souhaku Kago initially went by the name Akechi Mitsuhide, and killed Oda Nobunaga by decapitation. He then faked his death and became the High Buddhist priest called Tenkai.

For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Onimusha (Japanese: 鬼武者, literally Oni Warrior) is a PlayStation 2 action-adventure game series by Capcom. ... Onimusha Tactics is a strategy installment in the Onimusha series released for the Game Boy Advance. ... Koeis Current Company Logo Koei Co. ... Samurai Warriors 2 (Sengoku Musou 2) PS2 Japanese game cover. ... Respect shown to the sword (To·ne·rei) before and after practice. ... Born Nagasada Mori, son of Yoshinari Mori in the Mino region northeast of present day Nagoya. ... Hikaru Midorikawa ) (born May 2, 1968, in Tochigi) is a popular voice actor (seiyÅ«) in Japan. ... Michael Gough is an American voice actor. ... Warriors Orochi, known in Japan as Musō Orochi ), is a PlayStation 2 and XBOX360 action video game developed by Koei and Omega Force. ... Sengoku Basara is a video game for PlayStation 2 first published July 21, 2005 by Capcom. ... Sho Hayami (速水 奨 Hayami Shō), né Yasushi ÅŒhama (大濱 靖 ÅŒhama Yasushi, born August 2, 1958) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Hyogo. ... Devil Kings, known in Japan as Sengoku Basara (戦国BASARA), is a video game for PlayStation 2 first published on July 21, 2005 by Capcom. ... Eiji Yoshikawa (吉川 英治 Yoshikawa Eiji, August 11, 1892 - September 7, 1962) was a Japanese historical novelist, who is mostly retelling existing stories. ... James Clavell, born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell (10 October 1924 – 7 September 1994) was a British novelist, screenwriter, director and World War II hero and POW. Clavell is best known for his epic Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with such films as The Great Escape... This page is about the James Clavell novel. ... Kessen III is a PlayStation 2 video-game produced by Koei. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Shonen Jump BANZAI! Original run 1998 – September 2003 No. ... Original run 1 April 2004 – 16 September 2004 Episodes 24[2] OVA: Tenjho Tenge: Ultimate Fight Director Toshifumi Kawase Studio Madhouse Licensor Avex Geneon Episodes 2[3] Released 16 March 2005 OVA: Tenjho Tenge: The Past Chapter Episodes 1 Released 30 March 2005 Runtime 92 minutes [4] Tenjho Tenge , lit. ... Decapitation (from Latin, caput, capitis, meaning head), or beheading, is the removal of a living organisms head. ...

Family

Akechi Hidemitsu )(????-1582), the son-in-law of Akechi Mitsuhide, known to be Mitsuhides most intelligent subordinate. ... Sakamoto Ryōma (坂本 龍馬 Sakamoto Ryōma January 3, 1836 - December 10, 1867) was born in Kochi, of Tosa han. ... Hosokawa Tama (細川玉, or Garasha ガラシャ, 1563–July 17, 1600) was a Japanese noblewoman, daughter of Akechi Mitsuhide. ... Akechi Mitsuharu (a. ...

References

Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... “Sengoku” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... Hideyoshi redirects here. ... Azai Nagamasa (浅井 長政 Azai Nagamasa) (1545 - August 28, 1573) was a son of Azai Hisamasa, from whom he took over in. ... Chōsokabe Motochika ) (1538–July 11, 1599) was a sengoku daimyo in Japan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Statue of Hōjō Sōun exists in front of Odawara station (Odawara, Japan) Hōjō Sōun 1432—September 8, 1519) was the first head of the late Hōjō clan, one of the major powers in Japans Sengoku period. ... Imagawa Yoshimoto (今川義元, 1519-June 12, 1560) was one of the leading daimyo (feudal lords) in early Sengoku period Japan. ... Maeda Toshiie Maeda Toshiie (前田 利家 Maeda Toshiie; January 15, 1539 - April 27, 1599) was one of the leading generals of Oda Nobunaga following the Sengoku period of the 16th century extending to the Azuchi-Momoyama period. ... Mōri Motonari , 1497-1571) was a prominent daimyō in the west ChÅ«goku region during the Sengoku period of the 16th century. ... Otomo Sorin (大友 宗麟 ÅŒtomo Sōrin; 1530-1587), Fujiwara-no Yoshisige (藤原 義鎮), or Otomo Yoshishige (大友 義鎮) was the eldest son of Otomo Yoshiaki, the lord of Funai. ... Saito Dosan (æ–Žè—¤ 道三 1494-1556) was the epitome of the daimyo that dramatically rose and also fell from power in Sengoku period Japan. ... Sanada Masayuki (真田 昌幸), (1544 (1547?) - 1608 (June 4, 1611?)) is the son of Sanada Yukitaka. ... Shimazu Yoshihiro (島津義弘; August 21, 1535-August 30, 1619) was the second son of Shimazu Takahisa and younger brother of Shimazu Yoshihisa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Uesugi Kenshin February 18, 1530—April 19, 1578) was a warlord who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku Period of Japan. ... Uesugi Kagekatsu (上杉 景勝, January 8, 1556-March 19, 1623) was a daimyo during the Sengoku and Edo periods of Japanese history. ... Ukita Hideie (宇喜多秀家, 1573-1655) was the daimyo of Bizen and Mimasaka provinces (modern Okayama Prefecture), and one of the council of Five Elders appointed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. ... Fukushima Masanori (1561 - 1624) was a retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Japan. ... FÅ«ma Kotarō (風魔小太郎) was the name adopted by the leader of the FÅ«ma clan ) of ninja during the Sengoku era of Japan. ... Hanzo Hattori redirects here. ... Honda Tadakatsu (本多忠勝, 1548 – December 3, 1610), also called Honda Heihachirō (本多平八郎), was a general in the service of Tokugawa Ieyasu. ... Ii Naomasa (井伊 直政) (March 4, 1561 - March 24, 1602) was a general under the Sengoku period Daimyo, and later Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. ... Ishida Mitsunari (石田 三成 Ishida Mitsunari 1560 - November 6, 1600) was a samurai who led the West side in the Battle of Sekigahara. ... Statue of Kato Kiyomasa in front of Kumamoto Castle Katō Kiyomasa (加藤清正, Katō Kiyomasa, July 25, 1562-August 2, 1611) was a daimyō during the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods of Japanese history. ... Maeda Keiji (前田 慶次 1543 - 1612) A feudal Japanese warrior who lived during the Sengoku period to the Azuchi-Momoyama period of the 16th century. ... This is a Japanese name; the family name is Miyamoto Miyamoto Musashi ) (c. ... Mori Ranmaru More Ranmaru (Born Mori Nagasada) was the son of Mori Yoshinari in the Mino region northeast of present day Nagoya. ... Naoe Kanetsugu ) (1560-January 23, 1620) was a Japanese samurai of the 15th-16th centuries. ... Oda Nobutada (織田信忠)(1557-1582) was the eldest son of Oda Nobunaga, and a samurai who fought in many battles of the Sengoku period. ... Emperor ÅŒgimachi (正親町天皇 Emperor ÅŒgimachi) (June 18, 1517 - February 6, 1593) was the 106th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Otani Yoshitsugu (大谷吉継 ,1559~1600) nicknamed Gyobu. ... Saika Magoichi, also called Saiga Magoichi or in western order Magoichi Saiga/Saika, was the name given to the leader of the Saika Mercenaries. ... Sanada Saemon-no-Suke Yukimura , 1567–June 3, 1615) was a Japanese samurai, second son of the Sengoku period daimyo Sanada Masayuki (真田昌幸). His proper name was Sanada Nobushige (真田信繁), named after Takeda Shingens younger brother Takeda Nobushige (武田信繁), who was a brave and respected warrior. ... Sasaki Kojirō also known as GanryÅ« Kojirō) (1585? - April 13, 1612) was a prominent Japanese swordsman, born in the Fukui Prefecture, from the Sengoku and early Edo period. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shima Sakon (????-1600) a retainer of the japanese clans of Tsutsui and Toyotomi during the Azuchi-Momoyama Period of the 17th century. ... Tachibana Ginchiyo (1569-1602) the head of the Japanese clan of Tachibana during the Sengoku Period of the 16th century. ... Statue of Takeda Katsuyori (Yamato (KōshÅ«, Yamanashi), Japan) Takeda Katsuyori (武田勝頼: 1546 – 3 April 1582) was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku Period, who was famed as the head of the Takeda clan and the successor to the legendary warlord Takeda Shingen. ... Yamamoto Kansuke )(d. ...

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Akechi Mitsuhide (580 words)
In 1566 Mitsuhide is supposed to have acted as a messenger for the 'wandering shôgun' Yoshiaki, and thereafter served Nobunaga.
Mitsuhide proved himself a capable general and in 1571 was awarded Sakamoto-jo and two districts in Ômi province.
Mitsuhide had counted on the support of Hosokawa Fujitaka, with whom he was related to through marriage.
Akechi Mitsuhide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (591 words)
Mitsuhide was a general under daimyo Oda Nobunaga, although he later betrayed Nobunaga and caused him to commit seppuku.
Mitsuhide is rumored to have been killed by a peasant warrior with a bamboo spear by the name of Nakamura (some say such an ignominious death was but karmic reward for killing his lord).
The Akechi family was able to trace their heritage to the Toki and from there to the Minamoto.
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