Nobunaga was born Oda Kippôshi, the second son of Oda Nobuhide (1508? -1549), a minor lord whose family once served the Shiba shugo. Nobuhide was a skilled warrior and spent much of his time fighting the samurai of Mikawa and Mino. He is estimated to have stood between 5’3″ and 5’6″ tall, and was a clear speaker with a strong presence about him.
Oda introduced many innovations both on the battlefield and in the economic and political structure of his domain. He succeeded in unifying half of Japan under his rule. He was the first Japanese warlord to incorporate firearms in his battle strategy. He reorganized the economy by establishing castle towns as centers for manufacturing, and many of his ideas were adopted by the Tokugawa shogunate. He also welcomed Christian missionaries to Japan, and was a patron of the arts in Japan.
(Height: 24 cm)
(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Base)