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 Honnoji Temple

Honnoji Temple

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Burial Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Memorial ID 20064 · View Source
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Site where legendary warrior and ruler, Nobunaga Oda and his son, Nobutada, took their lives after they were ambushed by one of Nobunaga's traitorous subordinates, Akechi Mitsuhide, and his forces. In addition to his military exploits, Nobunaga permitted the practice of Christianity and tried to develop local economies by improving badly kept roads and abolishing barriers between provinces. The "Nobunaga Ki," a memorial service in his honor, is held annually on June 2 at the rebuilt Honnoji Temple, which had burned down at the time of Mitsuhide's assault. It is thought that some of Nobunaga's ashes have been divided and enshrined at this and two other sites, Amidaji Shrine and Kenkun Shrine.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Honnoji Temple (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20064, citing Honnoji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .