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  Osaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Osaka is known for bunraku (traditional puppet theatre) and kabuki theatre, and for manzai, a more contemporary form of stand-up comedy.
Osaka International Airport in Itami and Toyonaka still houses most of the domestic service from the metropolitan region: its proximity to the Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto city centers outweighs its noise restrictions.
Osaka is the nickname for the spacy, distant, Osaka native high schooler, "Ayumu Kasuga", from the manga/anime, Azumanga Daioh.
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 Siege of Osaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The siege was begun on November 19, when Tokugawa led three thousand men across the Kizu River, destroying the fort there.
On January 22, the Winter Siege was ended, with Toyotomi Hideyori pledging to not rise in rebellion, and allowing his moat to be filled in.
The smaller force led directly by Hideyori sallied forth from Osaka Castle too late, and was chased right back into the castle by the advancing enemies; there was no time to set up a proper defense of the castle, and it was soon ablaze, and being pummeled by artillery fire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siege_of_Osaka   (704 words)

 List_of_sieges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A siege is a prolonged military assault and blockade on a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
Siege of Jerusalem (701 BCE) - the Assyrian siege of Sennacherib
Siege of Jerusalem (70 CE) - the Roman siege of Titus
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Osaka, Osaka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Osaka City (大阪市; Ōsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2.7 million.
Osaka is known for bunraku (traditional puppet theatre) and kabuki theatre.
Osaka people are considered by other Japanese to be rowdy and boisterous with a robust and coarse sense of humour, befitting people engaged in the commercial life of the region.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Osaka   (1206 words)

 Siege of Osaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toyotomi Hideyori, the son and successor of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, was in Osaka Castle with 113,000 men.
Hideyori's commander at the battle, Goto Mototsugu, attempted to retreat into the fog, but the battle was lost and he was killed.
Hideyori committed seppuku, and the final major uprising against Tokugawa rule for another 250 or so years was repressed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seige_of_Osaka   (704 words)

Osaka castle, built in 1583, was the scene of a siege in 1614–15.
Osaka is situated in the most densely populated part of the country on a plain sheltered by hills and opening on to Osaka Bay.
Osaka is a major centre of higher education, with many universities and colleges, including Osaka University and Kansai University.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011511.html   (216 words)

 ....Historical Liner Notes....
He was a loyal servant to Yukimura and was instrumental in the Winter Battle of Osaka in 1614.
Together with Ieyasu, Hidetada brought the Toyotomi Clan to collapse during the Summer Siege of Osaka in 1616.
He played an active role in the Osaka Castle sieges, although he and his father argued more than once on the course the campaign should take, with Hidetada calling for a direct assault while Ieyasu favored caution.
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She arrived at Osaka only to find it under attack by the Oda Army.
Unable to resist the oppurtunity to steal the land's greatest treasure, Goemon prepared to infiltrate Hideyoshi's castle at Osaka.
In an effort to punish the traitor and reclaim what was rightfully his, Nobunaga marched to Azuchi to lay siege to his own castle.
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Siege of Azuchi Castle-Siege Takeda Army vs Oda Army Story- The Takeda Army routed the Oda Army and urrounded Nobunaga at Azuchi Castle.
Siege of Azuchi Castle-Siege Takeda Army vs Oda Army Story- Shingen defeated the Oda at Nagashino forcing Nobunaga to retreat to Azuchi Castle, which was quickly surrounded by the Takeda Army.
Osaka Intrusion-Castle Goemon vs Toyotomi Army vs Tokugawa Army Story- Ieyasu told Goemon the Plover Urn was in the hands of Hideyoshi, the most powerful warlord in all the land.
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 FictionPress.Com Story : The Siege of Osaka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The long swordsmen of Osaka came to face the samurai and were defeated and imprisoned.
The army burned the enemy battering rams and attacked the castle of Osaka.
Osaka was a large city but had poor military.
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The climax of the early Edo period was the Siege_of_Osaka of 1614-1615.
Finally, in late 1615, Osaka Castle fell to the Tokugawa, and Hideyori, his mother (Hideyoshi's widow, Yodogimi), and his infant son and heir, commited seppuku.
His wife, Senhime (a granddaughter of Ieyasu), was rescued by Ieyasu and did not suffer the same fate as her husband, son, and mother-in-law.
www.palfacts.com /Tokugawa_Ieyasu   (3586 words)

 The Siege of Osaka Castle @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In December 1614 Ieyasu's army of some 200,000 men surrounded the castle (top corner of left panel) that Hideyoshi—who won fame for helping unite Japan after a period of intense civil war—had lavishly built as the seat of his government.
But Osaka castle, protected by Toyotomi vassals and disaffected samurai, proved physically impenetrable.
It was commissioned by a feudal baron who aided Tokugawa and wished to commemorate the siege.
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 The Tokugawa generals
He was instrumental in laying the framework for the Tokugawa bakufu, and was present in the Sieges of Osaka Castle (1514,1615).
At the end of the Osaka 'Winter Campaign' (1614), it was Masazumi whose men filled in the outer and second moats of the castle, in violation of the peace treaty.
Iemasa served notably at the Seiges of Osaka Castle and in 1640 was made a Daimyô at Takatori with an income of 25,000 koku.
www.samurai-archives.com /tokuret.html   (3715 words)

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The great strength of the Takeda was the immense striking power of their cavalry, but when they swept down upon the enemy lines they found themselves faced by 3,000 arquebusiers who had been trained to fire in organised volleys, and who were protected by a loose palisade.
This combination of two impregnable rocky sides and the sheer determination of the defenders behind the wall of the third side kept every ingenious Takeda attack at bay, and forced the commander Takeda Katsuyori to settle down for what could be a long wait until the defenders surrendered from starvation.
On being informed that Sakuma had not abandoned his siege lines for the security of one or other of the yamashiro that he had successfully captured, Toyotomi Hideyoshi advanced on Shizugatake in a rapid forced march.
www.ospreysamurai.com /castles_nagashino.htm   (3235 words)

 Onimusha 3 Demon Siege Ships for PS2
Onimusha 3 Demon Siege introduces newly designed 3D polygonal environments, more expansive settings to explore, a new dual hero fighting system, enhanced gameplay and motion picture quality cinematics that the series is known to deliver.
Onimusha 3 Demon Siege is rated "M" for mature audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and is now available at retail outlets throughout North America.
In Onimusha 3 Demon Siege the year is 1582 and 10 years have passed since the events that unfolded in Onimusha 2 Samurai's Destiny.
www.dreamstation.cc /news/video_games/id3706   (1058 words)

 Japan Page 5 Nara and Osaka
Osaka Castle should be familiar to you as it was seen in the film Shogun many years ago.
It is a beautiful castle nestled in the center of bustling and modern Osaka.
The history of Osaka Castle dates to 1496 when a small monk's lodge was built nearby.
www.anniebees.com /Asia/Japan5.htm   (964 words)

 Niwa Nagashige biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On 1600 at the battle of Sekigahara, Nagashige took part in Ishida Mitsunari's force and fought against Maeda Toshinaga.
At the siege of Osaka from 1614 to 1615, Nagashige fought on Tokugawa Ieyasu's side.
He had some success and had his domain increased and moved to current day Shirakawa, Fukushima and became the first ruler of Shirakawa Han.
niwa-nagashige.biography.ms   (171 words)

 100   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the summer of 1575, Takeda Katsuyori led his army into the Tokugawa domain and laid siege to Nagashino Castle, a locally important strongpoint that had changed hands a number of times in the past few years.
The castle's defenders managed to resist the initial Takeda attacks and, thanks to the heroic efforts of a certain Torii Sune'emon, managed to alert Tokugawa Ieyasu of their plight, and the latter convinced Oda Nobunaga to commit to an all-out battle with the Takeda.
Rising tensions between the fledgling Tokugawa bakufu and Toyotomi Hideyori, the heir of the late Hideyoshi, led to the 1st Siege of Hideyori's Osaka fortress.
www.students.dsu.edu /margadj/100.htm   (3421 words)

 Osaka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 2,624,129 and the density of 11,857.79 persons per square kilometre.
Its 96,000 Korean residents are mainly concentrated around Ikuno Ward, where a famous Korean town, Tsuruhashi, is included.
Though natto, a dish of sticky, fermented beans, is enjoyed in other parts of Japan, it is not widely eaten in Osaka, which illustrates key differences in the regional palate.
www.tuxedo-shop.com /search.php?title=Osaka   (1204 words)

 The Wargamer - Warfare in Feudal Japan
The third case study focuses on the largest samurai engagement in history - the Siege of Osaka (1614-15).
Osaka stood as the last obstacle to supreme Tokugawa rule, and was home to Hideyoshi heir Toyotomi Hideyori.
Combining large land battles, naval actions, and siege combats, this chapter follows the 11-year campaign of Oda Nobunaga against the Ikko-ikki.
www.wargamer.com /shogun/sw-review.asp   (885 words)

 Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire . Timeline - 1600s | PBS
Japan's second shogun was Ieyasu's third son, Hidetada, a military general who fought in the sieges of Osaka Castle and skirmishes leading up to the Battle of Sekigahara.
Ieyasu's troops were initially unable to penetrate the outer defenses of Osaka Castle, Japan's strongest fortress.
In June 1615, with Ieyasu's son Hidetada in supreme command, the Tokugawa armies poured through the gates of Osaka Castle and burned it to the ground.
www.pbs.org /empires/japan/timeline_1600.html   (1667 words)

 Sengoku period biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hideyoshi first conquered Shikoku (Shikoku Heitei), then Kyushu (Kyushu Heitei) to finally unite all of Japan in 1590 by defeating the later Hojo clan of Sagami province in the conquest and siege of Odawara (Odawara Seibatsu).
After the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 over Ishida Mitsunari, Ieyasu became the undisputed ruler and received the title of Seii Taishogun and established the Tokugawa or Edo shogunate in 1603.
Eventually Ieyasu detroyed the Toyotomi in the Summer Siege of Osaka in 1615 to finally bring peace to Japan.
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 Tokugawa Hidetada biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Despite relinquishing the title, Ieyasu still held supreme power in the position of Ogosho until his death in 1616.
As shogun, Hidetada took part in the Winter Siege of Osaka in 1614 and the Summer Siege of Osaka in 1615 which finally destroyed the last of the rival Toyotomi clan.
His daughter Sen, who had married Toyotomi Hideyori, was spared.
tokugawa-hidetada.biography.ms   (215 words)

 Judo Book Review - Musashi
Ieyasu in 1605 transferred the position of Shogun to his son, Hidetada, but remained in actual control himself until he had destroyed the supporters of Hideyoshi's heir in sieges of Osaka castle in 1614 and 1615.
The first three Tokugawa rulers established such firm control over Japan that their rule was to last more than two and a half centuries, until it finally collapsed in 1868 in the tumultuous aftermath of the reopening of Japan to contact with the West a decade and a half earlier.
The dying samurai gives Matahachi a letter and a sack of gold, sending the half-starved man on a journey to Osaka, where his money is stolen from him.
www.bestjudo.com /brmusashi.shtml   (2883 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Age of the Samurai
When they were not in Edo, they had to leave a member of their family at the Shogun's court as a hostage against their good behaviour.
In 1615, Shogun Ieyasu captured the mighty Osaka Castle from the remaining Hideyori loyalists, and destroyed the Toyotomi Clan in the last major battles of the Edo Period.
The siege of Osaka caused Ieyasu considerable trouble, and so he declared the law known as Ikkoku Ichijoo ('One land, one castle'), prohibiting daimyo from raising more than a single castle in a province.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A663059   (2370 words)

 28mm Samurai by Perry Miniatures
The Azuchi-Momoyama period (also known as Sengoku), provides an appreciation of why samurai compared the shortness of their lives to the bloom of cherry blossom petals.
Constant battles, an invasion of Korea, court intrigues, treachery on the battlefield, the great siege of Osaka Castle...
I plan to use the figures in skirmishing actions, or siege warfare of castle portions, as the painting will involve a lot of time.
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 Before the arrival of the "barbarians", warfare in Japan was exemplified by noble
When Korea was invaded in 1592, Hideyoshi required the lords of Kyushu, who were closer to the invasion starting point, to supply six men per hundred koku and lesser amounts from those on Honshu.
Around the time of Sekigahara and Osaka the ratio is about three men for every hundred koku.
At the siege of Osaka, 300 cannon were used by the Tokugawa.
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 Castles and the Unification of the Realm ? 15th century to 17th century Japan
Great importance was attached to the ground on which castles were built, and intricate spells were formed in response to various conditions.
In the folding screen depicting the Osaka Fuyu no Jin (winter siege of Osaka Castle), we can read many details in the defenses and the attack.
The folding screen of the Osaka Natsu no Jin (summer siege of Osaka Castle) depicts men and women fleeing Osaka Castle, which was about to fall.
www.rekihaku.ac.jp /e_news/index56/index56.html   (880 words)

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