Re: Daimyos (Head Lords of Domain) of the ASAIs in the Age of Provincial Wars & the Northern Region

by Yoshi

I roughly read the book today.
They say that the ASAIs’ three generation in the 16th century are very popular still now among the people in this region, since the lords were originally born and grown here and did a very good administration for the people in those days.
I was most impressed to read the sentences below, which is written about the last scene; Oichi (お市, an ex-wife of Nagamasa ASAI) sent a letter to Hideyoshi, asking him to look after her three daughters (the most famous “three sisters” in Japanese history), and sent them off at the gate of their castle, in order to say the farewell word. She was awefully beautiful then and looked as if she were just 22 years old or so, actually 36 though, the old document wrote. (Soon after then, Oichi and her husband Katsuie killed themselves, with death poems.)

[The Book of “Daimyos (Head Lords of Domain) of the ASAIs in the Age of Provincial Wars & the Northern Region of Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)”]

Re: Daimyos (Head Lords of Domain) of the ASAIs in the Age of Provincial Wars & the Northern Region

[Oichi, the Wife of Nagamasa (and a sister of Nobunaga), who was said to be the most beautiful princess in the age.]

Re: Daimyos (Head Lords of Domain) of the ASAIs in the Age of Provincial Wars & the Northern Region

[Nagamasa ASAI, the third lord of the ASAIs, who had bravely fought a battle with Nobunaga.]

Re: Daimyos (Head Lords of Domain) of the ASAIs in the Age of Provincial Wars & the Northern Region

 


08 Feb 2018


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 My name is Yoshi, alias known as "Lonesome Cowboy", who used to live and work in El Paso in the Lone Star state of the US. During my stay there, I was able to enjoy opportunities to go around the Southwest (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO) alone, taking advantage of given long holidays. The total distance I drove was no less than 3,000 km (about 1,900 miles).
I dropped by a motel in a countryside town along the highway, drank several glasses of whiskey at the bar, and the next day continued travelling for other new towns that I had never seen before. I felt that I was just a cowboy wandering place to place of the wide country in the middle of the 19th century.
 
Long time has passed since I had come back to Japan from that exciting and fulfilling life there, and I already retired and came back to my hometown, KOHOKU (湖北; The northern region of lake Biwa, Shiga pref.) When I recall back those good old days, a kind of feeling that I would like to serve tourists from abroad has bubbled over in my mind. I want to help you to see and enjoy quite distinctive four seasons, impressive legends and moving stories caused by historic happenings, and casual everyday lives of the village people here.

Let me guide you around KOHOKU, which is not definitely on the Golden route of Japan travel and will not become in the future either, but we believe you must be able to feel and catch a kind of essence of the Japanese people who had created and have developed the deep and genuine culture. Such nature, historical events and crystallization of the people's effort are the ultimate attraction of KOKOKU. read more


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