is where exhausted guests used to be ushered to, late at night
during a visit to Azuchi; a rather frequent guest
was Oda's great ally, Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu.
of those party-nights, General Akechi was in charge of everything
to make Tokugawa felt at home (or rather felt at a much-better
home!), and he blew it.
never forgot how mad Oda was that night; Akechi was instantly
dismissed and ordered to go back to his own province (the General
was the Lord of Tamba), even before the party began.
guest of honor Tokugawa knew what went on, because Oda never concealed
his anger any time.
was one of the myriad personal grievances Akechi kept piggybanking
until the fateful morning when he led his entire Army to attack
Oda who was, in contrast, accompanied by no more than twenty people.
is a usual irony, but it was the 32 years-old Oda Nobunaga who
took the homeless, jobless 38 years-old Akechi Mitsuhide in, when
the man came to the Oda castle of Gifu with nothing whatsoever
but the clothes he was wearing.
here for history & pictures of Akechi Mitsuhide and his weird