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Onna Joshu Naotora Episode 44 Ii-no-ya no Bara (The Rose of Ii-no-ya*)

Both Manchiyo and Manpuku accompany TOKUGAWA Ieyasu but they cannot fight against their enemies because of being pages. One night Manchiyo finds a suspicious figure and takes measures to identify him. Then he pretends to be asleep in the bedroom of Ieyasu and a vassal makes a tisane for him instead of Manchiyo. Immediately after, Manchiyo springs to his feet and urges him to taste it. He hesitates because it's poisoned and he is a spy of the TAKEDA Shingen. He subdues him despite being wounded in his shoulder. He receives a grant of 10.000 koku (**) for his contribution. But some people slander him because he achieved his exploit in Ieyasu's bedroom.

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Manchiyo (Masaki Suda) subdues a spy of the Takeda clan

In Ii-no-ya, Natsu who becomes a nun brings Manpuku's letter to Yuchinni and O-Towa in Ryotanji Temple. Yuchinni suffers from heart disease and O-Towa blames herself that she has annoyed her mother since her childhood. And she asks her relatives and acquaintances to visit her casually if possible and plants a wild rose in the garden of the temple. One day Shino visits them and talks about that Manchiyo received a grant of 10.000 koku. It's news to both O-Towa and KONDO Yasumochi. And Yuchinni who realises time of her death sends a letter to Manchiyo. After that he and Manpuku visit Ii-no-ya.

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O-Towa (Ko shibasaki. right) tells her mother Yuchinni (Naomi Zaizen) that she always annoys her

By the well of Ryugu-kozo, O-Towa opposes Manchiyo who says that he could take back Ii-no-ya. But she does not accept it and says what he does is senseless. He gets angry and tells her that she always shirk her duty as former ruler. O-Towa becomes obstinate and declares that she never allows him to take over the Ii clan. Then she returns to the temple and talks about her old days. Soon after Yuchinni dies leaving the letters to whom she knows behind. In Hamamatsu Castle, Manchiyo becomes a vassal and shows his scar caused some vassals that he promoted himself by this, not pederasty. At the same time, there is a shadow over Sena and her son Nobuyasu.

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O-Towa and Manchiyo oppose each other

(*) It may be a parody of "Berusaiyu no Bara" (The Rose of Versailles) and someone points out that some words are the plagiarism of those in the original work.
(**) Manchiyo is treated very well by Ieyasu.

However, there are lots of impossible things in the episode.

The images are from the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora".

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HONDA Masanobu (Nobu)

HONDA Sadonokami Masanobu was a vassal of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu. He served Ieyasu as falconer at first and opposed him when Mikawa Ikko Ikki, uprising of the believers of Jodo Shinshu occurred.

After the uprising was put down,  he served MATSUNAGA Hisahide, daimyo of Yamato, current Nara. Later he wandered the provinces and served Ieyasu again mediated by OKUBO Tadayo. After the death of ODA Nobunaga, Ieyasu annexed the former territory of the Takeda clan and he administrated both Kai and Shinano.

He was appointed as Sadonokami in 1586 and became a daimyo of Tamanawa, Sagami when Ieyasu moved to Kanto region after the Siege of Odawara in 1590. In 1600, he joined Tokugawa Hidetada's army but they were hindered by the flood and the maneuver of SANADA Masayuki when they advanced to Sekigahara and delayed.

After the battle of  Sekigahara, he appealed to the Imperial court to make Ieyasu become a shogun. After the retirement of Ieyasu, he served Hidetada. After the death of Ieyasu, he retired and died in June 1616. He was succeeded by his heir Masazumi though he fell from power later.

He didn't achieve military exploit but was good at strategies. And he was closed to Ieyasu and was taken into his confidence. Besides he did not hope the increase of his fief and admonished Masazumi to do so but he didn't.

In this series, he is described as a wise man though he is ordered to manage the zoris of Ieyasu's vassals when he serves him again. He is also an adviser of young Manchiyo and Manpuku.

The image shows Seiji Rokkaku as Honda Masanobu
(From the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora")

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Onna Joshu Naotora Episode 43 Onsho no Kanata ni (Medicines and Plants)

Manchiyo and Manpuku become pages though their colleagues ignore them. And Nobu is so busy with dealing with the vassals who rush into the castle for their rewards. Manchiyo gives them pieces of paper and asks them to write their names on them. Besides he recommends TOKUGAWA Ieyasu to try his medicine who concerns about his health and then organises the data of the exploits of his vassals. But his behavior makes other pages except Manpuku think that there is a “special” relationship between Ieyasu and him.

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Manchiyo (Masaki Suda, right) and Manpuku are harassed by their colleagues

O-Towa is told by Jinbei that logging woods for the battle caused a landslide. She asks KONDO Yasumochi to plant trees to prevent landslide and says if he realises it, he will leave his name to posterity. MATSUSHITA Jokei tells Manchiyo about it when he visits Hamamatsu Castle and then he explains how to plant trees with a diagram (*). Instead he receives medicines from Ii-no-ya and a cake of soap from SETO Hokyu. Though being harassed by his colleagues, he declares that he wins Ieyasu's favour and brings the medicine to him. He accepts it saying that he believes the Ii clan. And then he is dispatched to Okazaki Castle with the soap.

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O-Towa (Ko Shibasaki) plants young pines with the villagers

Though the vassals in Okazaki Castle didn’t distinguished themselves in the battle, they served as mediator between the Tokugawa clan and the Oda clan. Nobuyasu, heir of Ieyasu and lord of the castle says that he doesn’t mind if they are not well rewarded and Sena is delighted with the soap imported from Europe. And O-Towa, OKUYAMA Rokuzaemon, NAKANO Naoyuki and the villagers of Ii-no-ya plant young pines on the mountain slope. Jinbei seems to be happy with the work. And three years later, the trees grow to a height of one metre but Jinbei has passed away at that time. Then Natsu visits Ryotanji temple that she decided to become a nun.

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Natsu (Sayaka Yamaguchi. right) visits Ryotanji Temple and tells Nankei (Kaoru Kobayashi, centre) and O-Towa that she decided to become a nun

It seems this series is far from what the Taiga Drama series should be.  I will write about it after the broadcast of the final episode in mid-December.

(*) In reality, systematic tree planting started under Tokugawa shogunate, not in this period.

The images are from the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora".

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SAKAKIBARA Yasumasa

SAKAKIBARA Yasumasa was one of the superior vassals of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu. Though his family served the Sakai Family, not the Matsudaira clan but he became to serve TOKUGAWA Ieyasu who is descended from the clan.

He was versed in letters and arms and became Ieyasu's page in 1560. Though he had an elder brother called Kiyomasa, he became a heir and succeeded his father Nagamasa. When he celebrated his genpuku, he was given the letter of "Yasu", one of the letters from the name of Ieyasu.

He renders distinguished services in some battled includes the Battle of Nagashino. Especially he performed great exploits in the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute in 1585. After Ieyasu moved to Kanto region, he became the lord of Tatebayashi Castle in Kozuke and improved the infrastructure of the town such as building an embankment.

In 1600, he joined the army of TOKUGAWA Hidetada and arrives late at the Battle of Sekigahara. Some say that he was ordered to move to Mito but he refused he performed no exploits in the battle and it was easy for him to go to Edo from Tatebayashi. He died of folliculitis in 1606.

He was closed to HONDA Tsdakatsu, who was the same age with him and II Naomasa. 

In this series, he is described as a man who is understanding and calm. He is a faithful man and sometimes mediates between Ieyasu and Manchiyo.

The image shows Toshinori Omi as Sakakibara Yasumasa
(From the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora")

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Onna Joshu Naotora Episode 42 Nagashino ni Tateru Saku (The Fence in Nagashino)

O-Towa visits the well of Ryugu-kozo and prays for TOKUGAWA Ieyasu's winning the battle. There she finds Nankei who drinks sake secretly and tells her that Toramatsu (Manchiyo) will participate in a battle soon. At that time, Manchiyo, Manpuku and Nobu make a new shoe box but then Manchiyo is ordered to take care of the arms in Okazaki Castle. And in Shitaragahara, the major battlefield of the Battle of Nagashino, Tokugawa Nobuyasu is given a tenmoku, a kind of tea bowl by ODA Nobunaga but he refuses it.

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Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sadao Abe) bows to Oda Nobunaga with his son Nobuyasu (Kinari Hirano, left)

The vassals of Ieyasu and Nobuyasu get anger that Nobunaga ignores the Tokugawas and decides everything on his own authority. And OKUYAMA Rokuzaemon and NAKANO Naoyuki, who now serves KONDO Yasumochi and make umase, a kind of frise de chevaux for the Tokugawa Army. As they are short of woods, they log a forest near them without permission. Then TAKEDA Katsuyori, general of the Takeda Army is taken in by SAKAI Tadatsugu and he is badly defeated in the battle. In it, he loses many vassals and it weakens the power of his clan.

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Okuyama Rokuzaemon (Miou Tanaka. left) and Nakano Naoyuki (Yuma Yamoto) make umase at Shitaragahara
 
Ieyasu decides to attack the rulers in Totomi who take the side of Takedas and the pages in Okazaki Castle supply the arms. But a page called Kogoro steals Manchiyo's thunder and it offends Manchiyo but Nobu tells him to use this experience as a springboard to be promoted to a higher position. After that he is called by Ieyasu who returns to Okazaki and thinks it's pederasty (*) though Ieyasu plans to praise him because he knows everything. In Ii-no-ya, O-Towa sees a tenmoku tea bowl that is given to Rokuzaemon and Naoyuki and is surprised at its value. Then she goes to Nagashino with Ketsuzan and they chant a sutra for the dead.

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Manchiyo (Masaki Suda) takes care of the arms in Okazaki Castle

It is strange that nobody takes the care of the arms in Okazaki Castle regularly in this period.

(*) Some of daimyos in this period are said to have intersted in pederasty.
(**) The bowl is said to be worth a castle in the episode.

The images are from the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora".

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TOKUGAWA Nobuyasu

TOKUGAWA Nobuyasu was a heir of Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was born in March, 1559 and became a hostage of the Imagawas but soon moved to Okazaki Castle.

After the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, his father Ieyasu (MATSUDAIRA Motoyasu at that time) allied himself with ODA Nobunaga and he married Toku hime, daughter of Nobugnaga when he was nine years old. He became the lord of Okazaki Castle after Ieyasu moved to Hamamatsu.

He participated in some battles includes the Battle of Nagashino in 1575. But in 1579, he was forced to move to Horie Castle and then Futamata Castle. Then he was ordered to commit hara-kiri there and was buried in Wakamiya Shrine in Okazaki.

According to a theory, he was a violent man and it makes Nobunaga, father of Toku hime feel unhappy. But there is another theory that he was on bad terms with Ieyasu and that's why he executed him however he regretted it later. Ieyasu was succeeded by Hidetada who was born between him and his concubine Saigo no Tsubone finally.

In this series, he is described as an honest and brave man and is pleased with his parents, especially his mother Sena (Tsukiyama Dono).

The image shows Kinari Hirano as Tokugawa Nobutada.
(From the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora")

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NAKANO Naohisa

He is thought to be a brother of NAKANO Naoyuki but some say that he is one of the sond of MATSUSHITA Gentaro. The details of him are unknown.

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Eru Yamada as Naohisa in his childhood

In this series, he is a younger brother of NAKANO Naoyuki and is instructed swordsmanship by him. He studies at Ryotanji Temple and makes friends with II Toramatsu (Manchiyo) and ONO Inosuke (Manpuku) . As Toramatsu, who was adopted by MATSUSHITA Gentaro returns to the Ii Family, he is adopted by Gentatro instead.


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The image shows Keisuke Tomita as NAKANO Naohisa
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Onna Joshu Naotora Episode 41 Kono Genkan no Katasumi ni (Manchiyo loses his chance)

A middle age man called Nobu joins Manchiyo and Manpuku but he is HONDA Masanobu, falconer of Ieyasu in reality. He once betrayed TOKUGAWA Ieyasu and participated in ikko-ikki (*) until a while ago and is disliked by HONDA Tadakatsu though they are from the same clan. Nobu is a slow worker at first and it makes Manchiyo angry but Manpuku is close to him. And in Ii-no-ya, MATSUSHITA Gentaro decides to adopt NAKANO Naohisa because Toramatsu (Manchiyo) returned to the Ii Family.

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Nobu (Seiji Rokkaku, left), Manchiyo (Masaki Suda, centre) and Manpuku (Kai Inowaki, right) at the entrance of Hamamatsu Castle

In April 1575, TAKEDA Katsuyori takes up arms and Manchiyo hopes to participate in the battle. He plays cheap tricks to approach Ieyasu but he penetrates his wiles. And Nobu gets the knack of his work and becomes to place zoris in front of the vassals timely. One day OKUBO Tadayo, one of the vassals who doesn't appear the entrance at the usual time. He worries about preparing wood for umase, a kind of chavel de frise used in battlefield and Manchiyo offers his help to Tadayo to realise his wish to join the battle.

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Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sadao Abe) develops strategy by playing go (***)

Manchiyo thinks that he can provide the wood from Ii-no-ya but there is ruled by KONDO Yasumochi now. O-Towa apologises to Ieyasu about it in her letter and then Ieyasu orders Yasumochi to provide the wood. And OKUYAMA Rokuzaemon, who now serves Yasumochi directs logging. Though he is not thought well by Yasumochi because of the dullness, he is eager to distinguish himself. So he seems to be so happy at the cutting site. But Manchiyo is ordered to remain in the castle and  he loses his control and shouts "That rotten nun!* Hang it all!" 

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Okuyama Rokuzaemon (Miou Tanaka, right) tells O-Towa (Ko Shibasaki) that he is eager to distinguish himself

I think Manchiyo is too emotional while Manpuku is calm.

(*) Needless to say, it's O-Towa though she is not a priest now.
(**) The uprising of the believers of Jodo Shinshu, one of the schools of Buddhism in the 16th century Japan.
(***) It reminds me of SANADA Daisuke who compares go board to battlefield in "Sanada Maru".

The images are from the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora".

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ONO Tomoyuki (Inosuke, Manpuku)

He was a son of ONO Genba (Tomonao), grandson of Ono Izuminokami Masanao and nephew of Ono Tajimanokami Masatsugu (Michiyoshi).

His father Genba was killed in the Battle of Okehazama. And his uncle Masatsugu was executed by TOKUGAWA Ieyasu but he served the Ii clan all his life. He was given a name Tomoyuki on his genpuku ceremony after he had become a page of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu. After that he served II Naomasa and participated in many battles.
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Yuto Arai as Inosuke

His grandson served Annaka Domain ruled by Ii Naokatsu, son of Naomasa.

In this series, he is a son of Genba and Natsu, sister of Shino who is a mother of Naomasa. After the death of Ii Naochika, he and his mother move to the house of NIINO Samanosuke and is brought up there. When Ii-no-ya is attacked by the Takeda Army, he escapes to Kawana with his mother, Toramatsu (later Naomasa) and Shino. And in 1574, he becomes to serve Ieyasu with Toramatsu.

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Kai Inowaki as Ono Tomoyuki

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Onna Joshu Naotora 40 Tensho no Zori-ban (Manchiyo and Manpuku who take care of footwears)

At first, I am sorry to have mentioned the death of MATSUSHITA Gentaro in "Onna Joshu Naotora Episode 39 Toramarsu no Yabo (The Ambition of Toramatsu)". He is alive in this episode so I revised it.

Manchiyo (Toramatsu) and Manpuku (Inosuke) have much trouble in taking care of the sandal (zori) s of Ieyasu's vassals (*). And Shino criticises Nankei that it's him who made Toramatsu use Ii as his family name, not Marsushita. She says that it makes her husband ill. O-Towa doesn't hope the restore of the Iis agrees with her. At that time, MATSUSHITA Jokei visits Hamamatsu Castle and tells Manchiyo that his relatives blame the behaviour. At last KONDO Yasumochi shows displeasure with it (**). Then O-Towa decides to visit Hamamatsu to persuade him. 

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Shino (Shihori Kanjiya) listens to O-Towa in Ryotanji Temple

O-Towa arrives at Hamamatsu (***) and persuades Manchiyo to use Matsushita as his family name but he refuses it and speaks rudely to her. Then Ieyasu appears and Manchiyo tells him not to pay attention to her. But he is scolded not to be forward and Ieyasu talks about him with O-Towa. He plans to make him experience hardships because of a member of the Iis, a declined clan. After the fall of the Iis, O-Towa feels relieved but Manpuku tells her that Manchiyo is eager to restore his clan and his adopted father MATSUSHITA Gentaro also thinks so.

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Manchiyo (Masaki Suda, right) and Manpuku (Kai Inowaki) with the name cards of Ieyasu's vassals

Natsu feels happy that her son Inosuke has grown mentally. Then Manchiyo is praised by SAKAKIBAEA Tasumasa and ordered to train newcomers. And IMAGAWA Ujizane has an easy life in Kyoto but receives a letter that requests him to play kemari at Shokokuji Temple. Besides ODA Nobunaga, enemy of his father Yoshimoto is going to see the match. Ujizane tells his vassal ASAHIMA Yasukatsu that he will revenge himself on Nobunaga by playing it.

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O-Towa (Ko Shibasaki, right) and Natsu (Sayaka Yamaguchi) are happy about the growth of Manchiyo and Manpuku

(*) It is a fiction that Manchiyo and Manpuku took care of the footwerars. Normally, the sandals of samurais were taken care of their attendants after they took off them and entered the castle.
(**) Yasumochi who rules Ii-no-ya told her not to restore the Ii clan again.
(***) Actually, it was impossible that former ruler moved freely, especailly met the heir of his/her clan because there was a possibility of raising a riot.

The imafes are from the official website of "Onna Joshu Naotora".

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