Originally posted by Oh no, the Tsun:So here is what happened. Oda Nobunaga, with Tokugawa Ieyasu and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, started the unification of Japan. Oda did 80% of the work, but was killed during a betrayal while he was prepping his campaign into Mori lands. After his death, Toyotomi Hideyoshi took over where Oda left off. Hideyoshi also invaded China and Korea and ultimately failed and passed away due to age in 1598. After his death Tokugawa took control and wrapped up the entire "age of war" at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.There is a Japanese adage to these "Big Three" as they're called.Oda built the foundationToyotomi built the houseTokugawa lived in the houseBasically saying that Oda did most of the work, Toyotomi did the finishing touches, and then Tokugawa merely lived off the spoils of the other two's work. Tokugawa is normally looked upon unfavorably when capared to the other two since he really didn't do much.
Originally posted by Lbrand:Akechi Mitsuhide betrayed Oda, but wasnt the one to kill him I heard, as a side node.
Originally posted by B'oh | ShadowFighter88:Originally posted by Lbrand:Akechi Mitsuhide betrayed Oda, but wasnt the one to kill him I heard, as a side node.Think I read somewhere that Mitsuhide forced Nobunaga to commit sepukku, along with several of Nobunaga's other retainers, like Ranmaru.