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Kotaro Fuma

-Fūma Kotarō was the name adopted by the leader of the Fūma clan of ninja during the Sengoku era of Japan.This clan then led to be the top ninja clans in Japan until this day.

The usage of the name started with the first leader of the clan. Originally surnamed "風間" (Fūma), with a different kanji, it was later changed to homophone 風魔. Each subsequent leader of the school adopted the same name as its founder, making it difficult to identify them individually. The best known of these, Fūma Kotarō, is the fifth. He served under Hōjō Ujimasa and Hōjō Ujinao.


This school was in the service of the Hōjō clan of Odawara. They were famed for their cavalry strategy, leading to speculations that they were descendents of nomadic tribes.

One of his most famous battles was in 1581 when the Takeda had set camp across the Osegawa river from the Hōjō in Ukishimagahara. The Fūma ninja had crossed the river and attacked the Takeda camp several times and had succeeded in causing mass chaos in the camp.[citation needed]

Legend has it that in 1596, Kotarō was tracked down by Hattori Hanzō, an officer in the service of Tokugawa Ieyasu. It is believed that he was responsible for Hanzō's death by luring Hanzō into a small channel, where he trapped his ships with the tide. His troops then set fire to the channel with oil while Kotarō's ship was at a safe distance. When the Tokugawa shogunate came to power the Fūma-ryū was reduced to a band of pirates who attacked a series of Tokugawa installations.

With the fall of the Hōjō clan, the now masterless Fūma school and Kotarō became a band of thieves. They were finally caught and punished in 1603 by the Tokugawa authority.

His eyes were said to open upside down.
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Here i would like the group to post real life stories about they characters or just ask me to post some thing about them. But tell me the name of your char.


please post something about oichi...can u?


Oichi

-In 1567, She was initially was married to Shibata Katsuie after the latter begged pardon for an abortive rebellion in 1557. Following Nobunaga's conquest of Mino in 1567, Nobunaga made Shibata divorce Oichi so that she be sent to wed the young Azai Nagamasa, lord of northern Ōmi Province. Their marriage was through political means, ensuring an alliance between the Oda and the Azai clans. She bore Nagamasa one son (Manjumaru) and three daughters (Cha-Cha, O-Hatsu and O-go).

In the summer of 1570, Nagamasa betrayed his alliance with Nobunaga and went to war with him on behalf of the Asakura family. A story relates that Oichi sent her brother a sack of beans tied at both ends, ostensibly as a good-luck charm but in reality a warning that he was about to be attacked from both front and rear by the Asakura and Azai clans. According to the story, Nobunaga understood the message and retreated from his brother-in-law's assault in time.

The fighting continued for three years until the Asakura and other anti-Oda forces were destroyed or weakened. Oichi remained with her husband at Odani Castle throughout the conflict, even after Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a trusted vassal of Nobunaga at the time, began laying siege to the castle. When Odani was surrounded, Nobunaga requested that his sister be returned to him before the final attack. Nagamasa agreed, sending out Oichi and her three daughters. Nagamasa and his son, Manjumaru, is often said to have honorably committed suicide soon afterwards.

Oichi and her daughters remained in the Oda family's care for the next decade. After Nobunaga was assassinated in 1582, his sons and vassals broke into two major factions, led by two of Nobunaga's favored generals, Katsuie and Hideyoshi. Nobunaga's third son, Nobutaka, belonged to the former group, and arranged for his aunt Oichi to marry Katsuie in order to ensure his loyalty to the Oda clan. But in 1583, Katsuie was defeated by Hideyoshi in the Battle of Shizugatake, forcing him to retreat to his home castle at Kita-no-shō. As Hideyoshi's army lay siege to the castle, Katsuie implored Oichi to leave the castle with her daughters and seek Hideyoshi's protection. Oichi refused, insisting on dying with her husband after their daughters were sent away. The couple reportedly died in the castle's flames.

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Moonlightmegumi wrote:


yggdra wrote:

Here i would like the group to post real life stories about they characters or just ask me to post some thing about them. But tell me the name of your char.


please post something about oichi...can u?


Oichi

-In 1567, She was initially was married to Shibata Katsuie after the latter begged pardon for an abortive rebellion in 1557. Following Nobunaga's conquest of Mino in 1567, Nobunaga made Shibata divorce Oichi so that she be sent to wed the young Azai Nagamasa, lord of northern Ōmi Province. Their marriage was through political means, ensuring an alliance between the Oda and the Azai clans. She bore Nagamasa one son (Manjumaru) and three daughters (Cha-Cha, O-Hatsu and O-go).

In the summer of 1570, Nagamasa betrayed his alliance with Nobunaga and went to war with him on behalf of the Asakura family. A story relates that Oichi sent her brother a sack of beans tied at both ends, ostensibly as a good-luck charm but in reality a warning that he was about to be attacked from both front and rear by the Asakura and Azai clans. According to the story, Nobunaga understood the message and retreated from his brother-in-law's assault in time.

The fighting continued for three years until the Asakura and other anti-Oda forces were destroyed or weakened. Oichi remained with her husband at Odani Castle throughout the conflict, even after Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a trusted vassal of Nobunaga at the time, began laying siege to the castle. When Odani was surrounded, Nobunaga requested that his sister be returned to him before the final attack. Nagamasa agreed, sending out Oichi and her three daughters. Nagamasa and his son, Manjumaru, is often said to have honorably committed suicide soon afterwards.

Oichi and her daughters remained in the Oda family's care for the next decade. After Nobunaga was assassinated in 1582, his sons and vassals broke into two major factions, led by two of Nobunaga's favored generals, Katsuie and Hideyoshi. Nobunaga's third son, Nobutaka, belonged to the former group, and arranged for his aunt Oichi to marry Katsuie in order to ensure his loyalty to the Oda clan. But in 1583, Katsuie was defeated by Hideyoshi in the Battle of Shizugatake, forcing him to retreat to his home castle at Kita-no-shō. As Hideyoshi's army lay siege to the castle, Katsuie implored Oichi to leave the castle with her daughters and seek Hideyoshi's protection. Oichi refused, insisting on dying with her husband after their daughters were sent away. The couple reportedly died in the castle's flames.



Oh thanks! Poor oichi..she died with Katsuie not with Nagamasa......
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wow oichi had such a sad life i never new that
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Ichi (市 or お市, Ichi?) (sometimes spelled O-Ichi, 1547 - 1583) lived during the Sengoku Period of Japanese history. She was the sister-in-law of Nōhime (daughter of Saitō Dōsan) and the younger sister of Oda Nobunaga. Oichi was renowned for her beauty. She was descended from the Taira Clan and Fujiwara Clan.

Few women in Japanese history have quite the pathos of Oichi. She was initially married to Shibata Katsuie after the latter begged pardon for an abortive rebellion in 1557. Following Nobunaga's conquest of Mino in 1567, Nobunaga made Shibata divorce Oichi so that she might be sent as wife to the young Asai Nagamasa, lord of N. Ômi province. Through Nagamasa she bore one son (Manjumaru) and three daughters. Unfortunately, Nagamasa betrayed his alliance with Nobunaga in 1570 and went to war with him on behalf of the Asakura family. The fighting continued for three years until the Asakura were destroyed and Nagamasa's Odani Castle was surrounded. Nobunaga requested that his sister be returned to him, and this Nagamasa allowed, sending out Oichi and her three daughters. Nagamasa and Manjumaru then perished, leaving Oichi to be shuffled back to Katsuie (though when this happened seems to be a point of debate).
In 1583, following Nobunaga's death, Shibata Katsuie and Toyotomi Hideyoshi went to war over the issue of succession. Katsuie's army was crushed at Shizugatake in the hills of northern Ômi, and the old general himself (who had not been present at the battle) shut himself up in Ichi no tani with the intention of committing suicide. He begged Oichi to take her daughters and flee but to no avail. Oichi did send her daughters into Hideyoshi's care, but stayed herself to die with Katsuie as his castle was engulfed in flames.

Oichi's three daughters each went on to become important historical figures in their own right.

The eldest and the most famous, Cha-Cha became a concubine to Hideyoshi--an irony, considering Hideyoshi was directly responsible for killing not only both her birth parents but also her stepfather. She became known as Yodo-Dono or Yodo-Gimi (from Yodo Castle, given to her by Hideyoshi), and she bore him his only two sons, including his heir Hideyori. Yodo-Dono and Hideyori later died at the hands of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Siege of Osaka, the final battle of the Warring States era.

The second, O-Hatsu, married Kyogoku Takatsugu, a man from a noble family once served by the Azai clan. The Kyogoku clan sided with Ieyasu after Hideyoshi's death, giving her the means to serve as an intermediary between Ieyasu and Yodo-Dono. She worked in vain to end their hostilities, and after Yodo-Dono and Hideyori's death, managed to save Hideyori's daughter by putting her in a convent.

The youngest, O-go, married Tokugawa Hidetada, Ieyasu's heir and the second Tokugawa Shogun. They had many children, including the third Shogun Iemitsu, and Kazuko, consort to Emperor Go-Mizunoo. Kazuko's daughter Okiko became Empress Meishō, thus posthumously making Oichi both a grandmother to a Shogun and a great-grandmother to an Empress.


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Ichi (市 or お市, Ichi?) (sometimes spelled O-Ichi, 1547 - 1583) lived during the Sengoku Period of Japanese history. She was the sister-in-law of Nōhime (daughter of Saitō Dōsan) and the younger sister of Oda Nobunaga. Oichi was renowned for her beauty. She was descended from the Taira Clan and Fujiwara Clan.

Few women in Japanese history have quite the pathos of Oichi. She was initially married to Shibata Katsuie after the latter begged pardon for an abortive rebellion in 1557. Following Nobunaga's conquest of Mino in 1567, Nobunaga made Shibata divorce Oichi so that she might be sent as wife to the young Asai Nagamasa, lord of N. Ômi province. Through Nagamasa she bore one son (Manjumaru) and three daughters. Unfortunately, Nagamasa betrayed his alliance with Nobunaga in 1570 and went to war with him on behalf of the Asakura family. The fighting continued for three years until the Asakura were destroyed and Nagamasa's Odani Castle was surrounded. Nobunaga requested that his sister be returned to him, and this Nagamasa allowed, sending out Oichi and her three daughters. Nagamasa and Manjumaru then perished, leaving Oichi to be shuffled back to Katsuie (though when this happened seems to be a point of debate).
In 1583, following Nobunaga's death, Shibata Katsuie and Toyotomi Hideyoshi went to war over the issue of succession. Katsuie's army was crushed at Shizugatake in the hills of northern Ômi, and the old general himself (who had not been present at the battle) shut himself up in Ichi no tani with the intention of committing suicide. He begged Oichi to take her daughters and flee but to no avail. Oichi did send her daughters into Hideyoshi's care, but stayed herself to die with Katsuie as his castle was engulfed in flames.

Oichi's three daughters each went on to become important historical figures in their own right.

The eldest and the most famous, Cha-Cha became a concubine to Hideyoshi--an irony, considering Hideyoshi was directly responsible for killing not only both her birth parents but also her stepfather. She became known as Yodo-Dono or Yodo-Gimi (from Yodo Castle, given to her by Hideyoshi), and she bore him his only two sons, including his heir Hideyori. Yodo-Dono and Hideyori later died at the hands of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Siege of Osaka, the final battle of the Warring States era.

The second, O-Hatsu, married Kyogoku Takatsugu, a man from a noble family once served by the Azai clan. The Kyogoku clan sided with Ieyasu after Hideyoshi's death, giving her the means to serve as an intermediary between Ieyasu and Yodo-Dono. She worked in vain to end their hostilities, and after Yodo-Dono and Hideyori's death, managed to save Hideyori's daughter by putting her in a convent.

The youngest, O-go, married Tokugawa Hidetada, Ieyasu's heir and the second Tokugawa Shogun. They had many children, including the third Shogun Iemitsu, and Kazuko, consort to Emperor Go-Mizunoo. Kazuko's daughter Okiko became Empress Meishō, thus posthumously making Oichi both a grandmother to a Shogun and a great-grandmother to an Empress.




oichi had such a sad life =( on how she died

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this is funny tho, today when i loge on i see, o have a request for Oichi's life so without looking i post 1 and after i see ther like 3 already T_T

Yes she does have a sad life, and that her bro remarrids just so that he can gain an friend in the war. wow
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this is funny tho, today when i loge on i see, o have a request for Oichi's life so without looking i post 1 and after i see ther like 3 already T_T

Yes she does have a sad life, and that her bro remarrids just so that he can gain an friend in the war. wow


yea that is funny i was gona tell u but yea anyway didnt they show a part of where in sw2 xl where shibata told her to leave him and the castle was burning if u want i can look for it and give u the link
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I wonder who married Hideyoshi first...Is it Nene or Cha-Cha?
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Poor Oichi..she was my favourite character then she led a sad life...awwww..
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Poor Oichi..she was my favourite character then she led a sad life...awwww..


i feel so sorry too. Some say her smile is empty

......At least Nagamasa gave her hapiness
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Poor Oichi..she was my favourite character then she led a sad life...awwww..


i feel so sorry too. Some say her smile is empty

......At least Nagamasa gave her hapiness


awww.....
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Poor Oichi..she was my favourite character then she led a sad life...awwww..


i feel so sorry too. Some say her smile is empty

......At least Nagamasa gave her hapiness


awww.....


Do not be so sad...Oichi wouldn't want her fans to be sad.^_^
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Poor Oichi..she was my favourite character then she led a sad life...awwww..


i feel so sorry too. Some say her smile is empty

......At least Nagamasa gave her hapiness


awww.....


Do not be so sad...Oichi wouldn't want her fans to be sad.^_^


ok! XD
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I wonder who married Hideyoshi first...Is it Nene or Cha-Cha?


Nene is Hideyoshis 2nd wife
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