Baieido a long-established incense maker in Osaka, has created a new incense imaged Sengoku warlords.
They are the most famous samurai Busho in Japan, “Oda Nobunaga”, “Toyotomi Hideyoshi” and “Tokugawa Ieyasu”.
Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長, 1534 – 1582) was a Japanese Samurai in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period, and successfully gained control over most of Japan through conquest.
Oda Nobunaga is Busho regarded as one of three unifiers of Japan along with his retainers Toyotomi Hideyoshi(豊臣秀吉) and Tokugawa Ieyasu(徳川家康).
His reign was noted for innovative military tactics, fostering free trade, and encouraging the start of the Momoyama historical art period.
He was killed when his retainer Akechi Mitsuhide rebelled against him at Honnoji Temple.
Because Oda Nobunaga was very strong in war, some people today respect him as a strong man Samurai.
Sengoku warlords loved agarwood and their status was to have a quality agarwood.
For the samurai, having high quality agarwood was a symbol of power.
Oda Nobunaga especially loved agarwood.
So he entered Shosho-in, where Japanese treasures are kept, and cut out Ranjatai(蘭奢待) that most famous fragrance wood in Japan.
Even now, Oda Nobunaga’s name tag is attached to the cutout.
Only three people in history have cut out , Ashikaga Yoshimasa(足利義政), Emperor Meiji(明治天皇), and Oda Nobunaga.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉, 1537 – 1598) was a preeminent daimyō, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan’s second “great unifier”.
He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Sengoku period.
The period of his rule is often called the Momoyama period, named after Hideyoshi’s castle.
Hideyoshi left an influential and legacy, including:
・restricting the possession of weapons to the Samurai
・the construction and restoration of many temples, some still visible in Kyoto today.